SWASH School

The absence of safe drinking water and toilets in many rural schools and pre-school childcare centres can make children fall frequently ill and seriously affect the enrolment and retention of students, especially girls.

The SWASH School project is aimed to work with the local schools to supplement existing efforts to address sanitation and hygiene education in schools.

WaSH and SSHE programmes are organized at regular intervals to educate and nurture habits among the students about how to handle drinking water safely, dispose of wastewater and solid waste, human excreta and and act as ‘sanitation scouts’ for the community. Involving children as agents of change does help transform the mindset of families and communities to facilitate the widespread adoption of desired hygienic practices.