Key Findings from SWASH+
Key findings from the SWASH+ project:
The top 10 of SWASH+ research findings shows a variety of helping and hindering forces behind the success and sustainability of WASH in schools. The research findings are also available in a PDF .
The research and implementation experience of SWASH+ reveal both helping and hindering forces behind the success and sustainability of school WASH. On the one hand, individual schools and community have demonstrated creativity and determination in providing school WASH services even within austere environments (link to photo essays). Given the undeniable importance of water and sanitation, schools generally provide WASH services given the proper resources, and try to provide them well. For example, when SWASH+ provided schools with a limited supply of hypochlorite solution and educated them about safe water treatment, at least 40% continued treating their water, compared to 4.5% in control schools, even after supplies ran out.