Posts tagged sanitation

[NEPAL] The government is all set to construct girl-friendly toilets in 5500 community schools throughout the country to enroll more girl students in the schools. The government has allocated Rs. 1.1 billion [US$ 15 million] for the purpose. According to Department of Education, the drop out rate of girl students has increased due to lack of girl-friendly toilet in schools.
Indian NGO CRY – Child Rights and You – has launched an online Snakes  and Ladder game to raise awareness about the challenges faced by rural  schools. The game includes messages about water and sanitation. A  ‘ladder’ will advance you quickly towards your goal – a school that is  close to home, or has clean drinking water; a ‘snake’ will hinder your  progress – like no separate toilet for girls and boys, or no free  government school in your village.
(via India: Snakes and Ladders game teaches about challenges facing rural schools )

Indian NGO CRY – Child Rights and You – has launched an online Snakes and Ladder game to raise awareness about the challenges faced by rural schools. The game includes messages about water and sanitation. A ‘ladder’ will advance you quickly towards your goal – a school that is close to home, or has clean drinking water; a ‘snake’ will hinder your progress – like no separate toilet for girls and boys, or no free government school in your village.

(via India: Snakes and Ladders game teaches about challenges facing rural schools )

KABUL, 13 October 2010 (IRIN) - Mustafa, aged nine, has to go home to relieve himself because the only toilet in Ilhaqya-e-Anwar Bismel primary school in Kabul has been closed for over three months.

"We either go home or relieve ourselves wherever we can outside the school," said Mustafa.

"We had a toilet but it has been clogged for some time," said Aisha, a teacher, adding that the children had to use toilets in a nearby school or go home.

Drinking water was only available from a lidless container placed in the open, and there were no handwashing facilities in the school, where over 4,000 students, grades 1-3, are enrolled.

“On 5 April 2010, key decision makers and concerned stakeholders will meet at the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid Conference and Exhibition to launch a new global campaign for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools (WASH).”

(via UNICEF: Call to action for WASH in schools)

Ghana: The Importance of Water and Sanitation in Schools

"At Ashaiman alone, 2,015 children, each bearing a plastic drinking cup, formed a 2,015-people queue to remind duty bearers of the 2015 deadline for the meeting of the MDGs on water and sanitation."