About WASH in Schools
This page provides background information on the WASH in Schools web site, the WASH in Schools Partnership, and how to join; and who to contact for more information.
The WASH in schools web site was started as a joint initiative of IRC and UNICEF and is now hosted by IRC. At intervals various organisations use this platform to promote their WASH in schools project documents among them CARE USA and Simavi. It serves as a discussion forum and an information exchange platform for sector professionals working in the field of WASH in Schools.
Selection of web sites of other organisations working on WASH in Schools issues.
From the borehole to the pond and back again
Rehabilitation of one primary school borehole has been successful but many others still depend on unreliable water.
Burungu is a rural primary school in Karambi Sub County of Kabarole district in Uganda with a population of over 420 pupils. Water is an absolute necessity for both the teachers and children. It is recommended that each pupil accesses at least 5 litres per day. However, the nearest source – a borehole just about 400 metres away from the school – cannot be relied upon. It breaks down frequently.
- Resources from Exploring how to address on-going taboos and silence around MHM for girls in school
- Recent WASH research
- 12th SuSanA Thematic Discussion: “Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue”
- A WASH in Schools bibliography
- Recently published handwashing studies
- Changing behaviours: there is no quick fix!