WASH in Schools Conferences

Information and materials related to WASH in Schools conferences held around the globe.

South Asia Regional WASH in Schools Conference

From 24 – 27 April 2012, the Government of India and UNICEF organised a regional conference on WASH in Schools in South Asia, in New Delhi. The three day conference “WASH in all schools: Making it a reality” brought together more than 200 practitioners from countries in South Asia, to share and learn from experience, discuss issues and to develop a plan of action for accelerating WASH in all schools in the region.

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Handwashing Groupies

How can you get 110 million children to wash their hands before meals? India has the answer.

Every morning at the Baruajani Bapuji Lower Primary School in Assam, India, children and a group of mothers take the handwashing pledge. The ‘Matri Goat’ or mothers group consists of 10 mothers who help the school staff maintain and monitor water, sanitation and hygiene standards for the children.

Before eating is one of the critical times when you need to wash your hands with soap.Teaching this to school children is a good way to stimulate hygienic practices that last.

Handwashing Groupies