WATER, HYGIENE AND SANITATION IN SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY
According to Unicef, an estimated 1.9 billion school days could be gained if the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to safe water supply and sanitation are achieved and the incidence of illnesses is reduced.
Nyashep’s way of achieving this, is by providing schools with improved sanitation facilities and hygiene education that encourages the development of healthy behaviours for life. This strategic approach is known as Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education (WASH) in Schools.
QUICK NOTE: In essence, WASH in Schools is a pathway to healthier schools and healthier, better performing children.
The strategy helps fulfil children’s rights to health, education and participation, and has been widely recognized for its significant contributions to achieving the MDGs – particularly those related to providing access to primary education, reducing child mortality, improving water and sanitation, and promoting gender equality.