Call to Action

A Call to Action for WASH in Schools campaign ( www.unicef.org/wash/schools ) was launched in 2010 calling on decision makers to increase investments and on concerned stakeholders to plan and act in cooperation – so that all children go to a school with child-friendly water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.



Meeting report - The Hague WASH in Schools Meeting

Meeting report of the WASH in Schools meeting organised by IRC, UNICEF and WASH in Schools Partners in The Hague, Netherlands, 24th – 25th May 2011. Aim of the meeting being to encourage development partners to work on strategies to follow up the Call to Action for WASH in Schools.

Report - WinS Meeting - IRC - May 2011 - Final.doc (1.3 MB)

The Hague WASH in Schools Framework for Action

Key challenges and recommendations that came out of the WASH in Schools meeting that was held from 24-25th of May 2011, in The Hague, The Netherlands.

The Hague WASH in Schools Framework for Action - Final.docx (30.9 kB)

WASH in Schools Meeting in Europe, The Hague, 24-25 May 2011

This 2 day meeting aimed to bring together WASH in Schools advocates from various organisations based in Europe (Ministries, UN agencies, Academia, Foundations, and non-governmental organisations) to help development partners’ work on strategies to follow up the Call to Action for WASH in Schools.

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Presentations Meeting The Hague

All the presentations given during the Call to Action meeting in The Hague, 24 and 25 May 2011.

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Video

From the borehole to the pond and back again

Rehabilitation of one primary school borehole has been successful but many others still depend on unreliable water. 

Burungu is a rural primary school in Karambi Sub County of Kabarole district in Uganda with a population of over 420 pupils. Water is an absolute necessity for both the teachers and children. It is recommended that each pupil accesses at least 5 litres per day. However, the nearest source – a borehole just about 400 metres away from the school – cannot be relied upon. It breaks down frequently.

From the borehole to the pond and back again