Water and sanitation
WATER IS LIFE - TANZANIA
A social inquiry unit designed to help children in New Zealand to understand the important role clean water and sanitation plays in their lives and the lives of children around the world. Water is Life - Tanzania Level 3/4 PDF
View the powerpoint presentation to find out about water access issues in Tanzania. Contains colour images and a quiz about water access in Tanzania. Water is Life - Tanzania Level 3/4 ppt
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What is water and sanitation?
Over one billion people use unsafe drinking water and 2.6 billion people (40 out of every 100 people in the whole world) don’t have basic sanitation like toilets or places where they can wash their hands. Find out more.
Girls are affected when there isn’t any water for miles because it is usually girls who have to go and fetch it which often means they don't go to school. Find out more.
Importance for girls?
Millions of children die each year from diseases they get from a lack of sanitation, unsafe water and unhygienic environments. Find out more.
Germs and diseases
It is really important that mums and dads learn about hygiene so that their children will learn good hygiene habits from them. Find out more.
Water is important because without it we would die but if it isn’t clean, it can make us very sick. Find out more.
Making water safe
Oral rehydration therapyPeople who are dehydrated (don’t have enough water in their bodies) can be rehydrated using Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT). Find out more.
What is UNICEF doing to help?Water and sanitation is one of the main areas UNICEF works in. Find out more.
Water and sanitation in NZHere in New Zealand we use a lot of water every day. Find out more.
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