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GOAL Tippy Tap Tag

What's it all about?

The world has united as a global community to fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Across the planet the message is clear - washing your hands kills this virus!

But 2.3 billion people across the globe don’t have access to basic sanitation.

Play Tippy Tap Tag and help highlight the challenges faced by the world's most vulnerable communities. While 'safe-at-home' on your own or with kids, get creative building your own handwashing system, or tippy tap, and share the fun online.

Making a tippy tap is a fun reminder for children to wash their hands, while teaching how vulnerable communities live without running water. For the rest of us, it’s a fun way to challenge our DIY skills!

Show solidarity with our global family fighting this battle together. Play #GOALTippyTapTag!

COVID-19 Zimbabwe. With over five million people food insecure in Zimbabwe the GOAL team, with funding from WFP, is working to ensure communities have access to food and have their nutrition needs met, despite lockdown. As the GOAL team do their food distribution here in Rutengenie in Chipinge  they are ensuring that good hygiene and social distancing is being practised at distribution sites. (Pics taken at Rutengeni in Chiplinge)

A tippy tap is a simple, hygienic, homemade handwashing system used where there is no access to clean running water.

How do I play?

  1. Create your own Tippy Tap
  2. Share a video/photo on social media
  3. Tag 3 friends to do the same
  4. Tag #GOALTippyTapTag

Need help making a tippy tap? You can download a printable guide here.

Note: Tippy Tap Tag is just for fun and raising awareness, not a replacement for washing your hands with soap under a tap. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has also developed its own Tippy Tap video guide.

How is GOAL responding to the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • Increasing hygiene education and practices to reduce the risk of the virus spreading amongst vulnerable communities that are already facing crisis.
  • Providing clean water and infrastructure including access to water supplies, storage containers and handwashing stations.
  • Strengthening hospitals and health systems.
  • Supporting people to recover from the impact of COVID-19.
A child plays with a new water source during a visit by Jerry Grant to a WaterShare project in Sierra Leone in February 2020.