Donning the Cape of Awareness: For Safe Water

Students and locals gather to watch the drama concerning safe drinking water.

Students and locals gather to watch the drama concerning safe drinking water.

On an afternoon at Kitini Higher Secondary School at Godawari, students of the Kitini Nature Club put on costumes and carried props to their school gate. It was neither Halloween, nor was it any special occasion. Yet, the group marched, followed by their classmates and other students, where they had earlier cleaned and set up some furniture.

An active member of the nature club, Sanju, along with her friends, were those dressed in costumes. Their out of place apparel brought giggles from the onlookers, but they just called on more of the students. Teachers, students and community members were called to see what was about to happen. Some were curious, and others, genuinely interested, while others still were beckoned by the costumes and the settings.

The nature club members were going to put on a show about the importance of safe drinking water. The street drama was going to show how people should adopt measures to ensure the water they were drinking were safe.

Before the drama starts - actors discuss as the audience waits.

Before the drama starts – actors discuss as the audience waits.

A housewife, her husband, his sister, the shaman, the doctor, her friends and a few other characters. When the housewife falls sick due to unsafe water, the husband and her sister-in-law are worried. But it could have been prevented after all. The drama was a gentle reminder to the people to be safe when it came to drinking water.

The sick woman is taken to the shaman instead of the doctor.

The sick woman is taken to the shaman instead of the doctor.

Although the students spread awareness via door-to-door campaign talking about WATASOL to the community members and encouraging them to be careful, the drama was an even bigger success. The members of Kitini Nature Club got a pat in the back for their attempt to reach out to their peers regarding a deep subject matter. This feat has encouraged them to keep at this path of awareness and practice.

The actors requesting the use of WATASOL for safe drinking water.

The actors requesting the use of WATASOL for safe drinking water.

For more details:

Safe Water for Healthy Living

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