Hand-washing is not a habit in some parts of Northern Vietnam. It is observed that kids don’t like to wash their hands; thus, up to 90% of kids have worm infections (reported by East Meets West Foundation).
But we discovered an interesting fact: all kids love playing with water.
We came up with the idea to create a 300kg elephant out-of-soap and turn it into a fountain called The Soap Fountain. With a Vietnamese artist, we created The Soap Fountain in Son Duong School – the Elementary School in the North of Vietnam to attract kids to play and wash their hands.