Eating an Elephant

An old African proverb says, “The best way to eat an elephant in your path is to cut him up into little pieces.” That’s exactly how the Clean Water U (CWU) instructors were encouraged to transform the CWU in-person experience into a virtual format, so that we could continue this vital training during the COVID-19 pandemic. The task seemed so gigantic that none of us could imagine how it could be accomplished!


None of us except, of course, our fearless Director of Education, Kendall Cox. Using her disarming conversational charm, she asked us just to take a single lesson and see if we could create a video. “Don’t worry if it isn’t perfect. Maybe take the easiest one first, and see how it goes.” No pressure, right? Just take one little bite of that elephant!