WASH in Schools
These IRC thematic pages deal with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in schools, until recently called SSHE: school sanitation and hygiene education. This information is related to activities IRC is involved in. More information on global WASH in Schools activities can be found on the WASH in Schools web site.
Interview with IRC's Dick de Jong about the need for sanitation facilities in schools.
As more and more children can go to school in Uganda, SNV seizes this opportunity bring water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) lessons to 306 primary schools in 8 districts. To reach the estimated 385,000 pupils they will work through local capacity builders. In order to make sure that good results are achieved SNV advisors and local capacity builders will be trained by IRC staff with a vast experience in WASH in Schools.
Three e-debates organised in 2012 around the theme of WASH in Schools.
The Call to Action for WASH in Schools supports global efforts to make the vision shared by WASH in Schools partners a reality: a world where all children go to school and all schools provide a safe, healthy and comfortable environment where children grow, learn and thrive.
‘Join us in Raising Clean Hands for WASH in Schools', a Call to Action for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools launched by 21 global players in New York and Stockholm in 2010 is a good example of effective global advocacy to which IRC contributed.
Notes and News was published twice a year. It contains an overview of news, good practices, current information, knowledge and experiences for all involved or interested in WASH in Schools. Issues of Notes and News can be downloaded in English, French and Spanish.
Funding for this news service has stopped on the 1st of January 2010. We are looking for alternative ways to continue. For suggestions, please contact us.
Why does school sanitation and hygiene education really matter? A framework is provided, and the key components of an effective WASH in Schools programme are listed.
Overview of IRC publications on school sanitation and hygiene education; links to other publications, manuals and tools.
Description of research and projects carried out by IRC; and links to other relevant research and case studies on WASH in schools.