A powerful video promoting handwashing with a simple tippy tap has won the 2011 DoGooder Nonprofit Video Award for Best Thrifty Video. The DoGooder awards are an initiative of See3 Communications and YouTube.
Watershed Management Group’s video “It’s in your hands” was among the top four of over 1,300 videos submitted by 750 non-profit organisations. The Watershed Management Group (WMG) is US-based non-profit with water and sanitation programmes in India, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mexico and Costa Rica.
“It’s in your hands” was filmed and directed by Andrew Hinton at Pilgrim Films.
DoGooder Nonprofit Video Award winners receive a US$ 2,500 grant provided by the Case Foundation and their videos got posted on the YouTube homepage on 19 March 2011. So far “It’s in your hands” has been viewed over 155,000 times.
WMG India and local NGO Grampari have launched a dedicated Tippy Tap web site: www.tippytap.org