WASH & Learn!

The ‘WASH and Learn!’ programme integrates community and school WASH projects in three adjacent countries; Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Simavi will implement this WASH in Schools programme together with six local NGO partners. It is a three-year programme which runs from 2016 to 2018. WASH and Learn! is funded through the event Walking for Water 2016-2018, an awareness and fundraising initiative with Dutch school children. Aqua for All is contributing 80% of the money raised by the Walking for Water campaign. The Rotary District 1570 is another contributor to the programme. On this website, findings from the programme will be shared with the wider WASH in Schools community. 



WASH & Learn! programme

The ‘WASH and Learn!’ programme will integrate community and school WASH projects in a number of specific regions and sub-counties in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The programme started in March 2016 and will run for three years.

School children in Uganda (photo: Mona van den Berg)

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Regular updates on WASH and Learn! also via Akvo rsr

Regular updates in the WASH and Learn! programme are also available via the Akvo rsr.

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Ensuring sustainability of WASH facilities in schools

 How can WASH facilities that are constructed within a programme function for at least 15 years? Partners of the WASH and Learn! programme in Uganda exchanged experiences and useful tools for generating income to fund operation and maintenance.

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Water not just for the school, but the whole community

When Kamolo Primary School in Kenya got a water source also the neighbouring Secondary School and the community benefited. It had a positive impact on the health of the people as well as their livelihoods.

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Inclusion of Local Governments, Parents, and Students in WASH Promotion

By involving many groups such as community members, health clubs, parents and teachers, established local structures and opinion leaders WASH practices were taken up much faster and there were less challenges.

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Structuring programmes according to community needs

Simavi’s local Tanzanian partners, Tabora Development Foundation Trust (TDFT) and UFUNDIKO share lessons on sustaining WASH facilities after the WASH and Learn! project period.

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Structuring programmes according to community needs

Simavi’s local Tanzanian partners, Tabora Development Foundation Trust (TDFT) and UFUNDIKO share lessons on sustaining WASH facilities after the WASH and Learn! project period.

Structuring programmes according to community needs