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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Sanitation on the other side of the wall

A passionate school teacher took the lead in making his school a model in sanitation. However, the ground in front of the school is an open defecation area. This is the case at the government primary school in Madanpur Khadar, a resettlement colony on the periphery of Delhi. The school headmaster, Shamin Ahmed, with the support from a local NGO, CASP Plan (a Program Unit of Plan India), has made tremendous efforts towards improving the water and sanitation conditions in the school, which had very challenging circumstances. The headmaster has been proactive in mobilizing funds to make school toilets functional and water accessible to the children and taught them hygiene practices.

Ironically, while the efforts inside the school are towards a sanitized environment, the school boundary wall on the outside is used by the community members for open defecation.

Sanitation on the other side of the wall