I made these zines in just a few hours so they aren’t as awesome as I would like, but they facilitated our lessons on personal hygiene and, for the ladies, the female reproductive system — and then the older children would pair up with two younger children and teach them using these zines.
During the lesson, I had one of the older children read each paragraph. Then we would stop and I would explain all of the key words. The reading was definitely effective, because the language barrier is huge when it comes to lecturing. So they would read something and ask questions about it, whereas if I just talked they would not ask questions but would just nod.
We purchased individual bars of soap and soap bars for every child, also a large shampoo bottle for every room (as opposed to the sample size packets they use each time they bathe, since we are trying to teach them to reduce waste), as well as a rack for their rooms to set all of these on.
We purchased toothbrushes for all the children, because some of them didn’t have them and those that did owned ones with very frayed bristles. We also purchased a large tube of toothpaste for each room, and cups for the toothbrushes.
- Here is my post about the alphabet wall mural I did at the Wolfgang Linke Kindergarten in Meghauli
- Here are pictures of me teaching the older children and the older children teaching the younger children.
- Here is my post about my other zine, Understanding Puberty, Menstruation, & the Female Reproductive Organs.
- We also bought plastic covers to preserve the zines so they can continue to use them after we leave!
- The children in Daldale also made signs of rules for the hostel and morning and evening hygiene routines. I made a few larger versions of the routine signs that were hung up above the sink.