A visit to Addalchenai school where all pupils are involved in the Red Cross hygiene promotion programme
A million litres of clean water is stored in this Red Cross holding tank and is topped up automatically when it gets below half full. Photo: Bob McKerrow
In the centre is the teacher who is a Red Cross volunteer and runs the hygiene promotion programme in the Pottuvil school. Rebecca Kabura, from Kenya, is on the right. Rebecca is an amazingly committed and talented IFRC hygiene promoter who has earned the respect of every village person she comes in to contact with.
A hygiene promotion meeting of women in a village outside of Pottuvil where they discuss ways of improving health and hygiene. Photo: Bob McKerrow
Water promotion by a sign informing of a hole in the ground. Can messages be more basic than this? Photo: Bob McKerrow
We also found time to see many wild elephants as we travelled through Ampara and neighbouring districts who are becomung a problem. The Ampara branch of the Sri Lanka Red Cross are running a risk reduction programme protecting people from being killed by elephants. Already I have crammed too much into this posting so will follow up on this one later. Photo: Bob McKerrow