School-Led Total Sanitation: School Facilitator Training Guide

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Malawi (2015)

Published in: 2015
Pages: 30

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Lilongwe, Malawi

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Despite massive efforts by governmental and NGO partners and other development agencies toward ODF Malawi by 2015, there are still a lot of works to be done. The ODF Malawi National Strategy addresses School-Led Total Sanitation (SLTS) as an effective approach to create ODF communities. It takes the dynamics of children into consideration as Agents of Change in triggering and monitoring good sanitation and hygiene practices in both schools and catchment communities.

As a demand-creation and child-centred approach, SLTS has great potentials to add values to the existing school sanitation initiatives through:

• Supporting behavior and institutional changes brought forth by other sanitation and hygiene initiatives
• Providing much needed support through improved school management by SMCs. Mobilizing community support for WASH in Schools
• Generating excitement and a “can-do” attitude in school communities on solving sanitation and hygiene challenges
• Encouraging self-esteem of learners through active participation in SLTS activities and their leadership in peer monitoring and reporting

Developed with contributions from:
• Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
• Ministry of Health
• Department of Water Development
• Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare
• District Councils and District Coordination Teams
• ODF Task Force and its various Governmental and NGO partners
• UNICEF Malawi

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Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Malawi (2015). School-Led Total Sanitation: School Facilitator Training Guide. Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Lilongwe, Malawi

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