Kronkie Kiem shares the importance of environmental health and hygiene

The Environmental Health Practitioners of the CWDM’s Municipal Health Services (MHS) have the significant task of ensuring that our environment is hygienic and safe. 

One of their responsibilities is to create awareness about the importance and benefits of personal hygiene. It is well known that children learn better through play and interaction, and for this reason the MHS team makes use of interactive theatre to convey the message to learners.

The foundation phase learners of Montagu Primary thoroughly enjoyed the CWDM’s new interactive puppet show featuring Kronkie Kiem (aka Jerky Germ), Ouma, Stinkie and Stompie. The hall reverberated with laughter and shrieks of delight as story leaders Timmy, Tienkie, Tommy and Themba showed the children why hand washing and personal hygiene are so important.

The interactive puppet show is performed by Jappit Puppets in all three official languages of the municipal area are scheduled for this year.

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