Join the e-debate: Are the JMP Post-2015 indicators on WASH in Schools a step in the right direction?
Updated - Thursday 06 September 2012
Do you want to influence the global Post-2015 WASH agenda? Do you want to ensure that WASH in Schools gets the prominence it deserves? If you do, then join the e-debate on the JMP Post-2015 indicators for WASH in schools. The results will serve as an input for the public consultation of the JMP Post-2015 Working Groups , which ends on September 20, 2012.
The e-debate starts 3 September and is this first in a series of three on WASH in Schools scheduled for the coming months. The topics are inspired by questions asked during the implementation of the SWASH+ project, an action-research school WASH project in Kenya.
How can you join in?
- First have a look at the WASH in Schools-related targets, goals and indicators listed on http://www.washinschools.info/page/2034
- Go to the e-debate page on CreateDebate.com using this link: http://washurl.net/bg3fhz . If you are new to CreateDebate.com, you will need to create a (free) account.
- Make sure you include your function title and organisation in your online profile so that people know who you are.
- Add your argument to the debate or write a rebuttal. You can link to another website as evidence for your argument or embed a relevant video.
- You can add as many arguments as you like but you can only cast one vote for each argument (you can change your vote).
- Remember to keep discussions civilised. We will observe a zero tolerance policy for abusive language.
This first e-debate runs until Friday 14 September, after which we will post a summary of the outcome on www.washinschools.info and submit it to Post-2015 discussion forum on http://www.wssinfo.org
Make your voice heard and join in on http://washurl.net/bg3fhz !
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.