Notes and News
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.
Yes, hygiene and school enrolment are directly proportional
In Bangladesh the standard number of toilets in schools has been set as a minimum of one toilet for every 60 students. However, this is far from being achieved. On average, schools in Bangladesh have half the number of toilets required. However, although 94 per cent of schools have latrines within the compound, a large number remain unusable because they are dirty or broken. In Bangladesh, the lack of separate latrines for girls and menstrual hygiene facilities in secondary schools are major factors in the disproportionate rate of absence and dropout of adolescent girls.