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.

About the Web Site

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.

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List of organisations working on WASH in Schools issues

Selection of web sites of other organisations working on WASH in Schools issues.

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Contact us

You can contact us at this address, or by filling in the contact form:

P.O. Box 82327
2508 EH The Hague
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 70 3044000
Fax: +31 70 3044044
E-mail: info@ircwash.org

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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.

From the borehole to the pond and back again