As part of a pediatric outreach program to provide better preventive care for children, Larry Beckett devised and instructed the various communities we visited in necessity for handwashing. He drilled small holes in the lids of the bottles we provided, to conserve precious water, attached a bar of soap and showed a responsible person from each community how to use them. This person was also charged with appointing someone to refill the bottles and replenish the soap. We gave each community a water jug and a case of soap.
Each community we visited he either instructed the matrone or the teacher, if there was a school, so that the kids would know when and how to wash their hands and so their parents would understand the benefits this could bring to their health. The teacher at Foudouk with the handwashing station and a case of soap.