|"Walking" the Women's March with the Walking-type DemoUnits||March 19, 2017 - 4:39pm||
The Radish MU-student group set out to participate in the Women's March in Amsterdam. This would be the first test with the new smaller version of the DemoUnits, with the special property that one marching demonstrator, carries and balances one DemoUnit tower, light in weight, but still sticking out above the crowd two to three meters.
|Policy change results in the birth of the 'Walking DemoUnit'||March 18, 2017 - 11:57pm||
A few weeks ago, a small student group came to Demotech and asked support for their wish to take part in the Anti-Hate march. That request was welcome as I have tried hard to get the latest DemoUnits-version ready for practical use.
|"Put a banner on your DemoUnit", how this song was born ...||December 27, 2016 - 8:17pm||
Chris T. Rand is the artist name of the singer-songwriter Chris Binnendijk, who recently married a dear friend of mine. That gave me the chance to find out about his amazing ability to make no less than thousands of songs, his life long. One more for Demotech he made too and I love that one.
|Floor cloth as waterlogged contact sheet for wetting the soil in the containers||October 6, 2016 - 11:34pm||This cloth is now used at the bottom of the trays suspeded in the window of Reinder's room. Important to find out if this cloth can remain immersed in water without falling apart. Info where info can be found and whre it can be bought.|
|Hy2U - Call for Volunteers||October 5, 2016 - 5:10pm||
|Request from Uganda||October 5, 2016 - 5:09pm||
Request are often dry and dull, not giving much details, not explaining the real local situation and for whom it is meant. Such request state there is plenty need, so send books. Then we answer -if possible- right away that Demotech does not distribute books, but has its websites and video's at YouTube. I also always ask if Demotech can help with anything they find in our websites or video's.
|Research about Hand Washing Campaigns in Peru||October 5, 2016 - 5:08pm|
|Research about Hand Washing Campaigns in Peru||October 5, 2016 - 5:06pm||
This article is from three years ago, just found it when archiving my mail. A sad resilt is described of large media campaigns in a few countries.
The approach with the Hy2U differs completely with what has been described below. Would that give the Hy2U a better chance to make a difference?
|Hand washing can save 2500 children's lives a day||October 5, 2016 - 5:06pm||
The number of hands that need proper care and don't get it, is huge.
|Furaha, nururing hope and dreams||October 5, 2016 - 5:05pm||
Eveline did not let slip it out of her hands, the opportunity to introduce the Hy2U in her Community Center in Humara, a poor quarter in Nairobi.
In my last visit to Humara, two weeks in which everything went wrong, there were also two great moments: the workshop at Simon's Center and a demonstration and workshop at Furaha Community Center.
|The big institutes, do they support the Demotech Approach? Part 4 of 4||October 5, 2016 - 5:04pm||
|The big institutes, do they support the Demotech Approach? Part 3 of 4||October 5, 2016 - 5:04pm||
There is much to learn from one another, including by listening to - and heeding - the voices
|The big institutes, do they support the Demotech Approach? Part 2 of 4||October 5, 2016 - 5:03pm||
WASH (WAter, Sanitation, Hygiene) programme UNDP
UNDP Humand Development Report 2006
|The big institutes, do they support the Demotech Approach? Part 1 of 4||October 5, 2016 - 5:02pm||
Washing hand is considered in many ways. But only with UNDP a direct link was found between sanitation/hygiene and dignity.
|How it worked out at the World Water Week long conference in Stockholm?||October 5, 2016 - 5:01pm||
Asking people to wash their hands might be taken as an insult, implying the assumption that their hands could be dirty. But the HY2U overcomes all problems, it seems, in particular barriers to interaction.
|The first time I touched the Hy2U||October 5, 2016 - 5:00pm||
My story starts right near the beginning: at the conception of the Hy2U.
|A revolution in Hand Washing||October 5, 2016 - 4:58pm||
More than 1.5 million children under age 5 die each year from diarrheal diseases - and many more suffer from malnutrition as a result of it.
|Other hand washing tools||October 5, 2016 - 4:57pm||
We learned about two devices for washing hands. One is a small tin with a long handle with a hook at the end of it. The picture shows how it hangs from the rim of a bucket filled with water. People can dip the tin in the bucket, to fill it with water and put it back in its place. The trick is the small hole in the bottom of the tin. The little stream of water that jets out of the hole can last long enoung for proper hand washing.
|The impact of handwashing – Research Report||October 5, 2016 - 4:55pm||
Why is domestic hygiene so important?
|The big constraint is TIME||October 5, 2016 - 4:53pm||
As always during Demotech fieldwork, the big constraint is TIME. The idea is that we can teach in almost no-time. And time and again, I find that this is not the case.
Yesterday late afternoon however there was again such a moment that learning and teaching was so easy. We were at a community center, close to our hotel. Mostly women attended the presentation of the Hy2U. We talked to them in a mix of Amharic and English, fragments of what we said were translated.