Published in: 2020
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and WASH in Schools Network
Pizzacalla, K. & Nantume, G.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
The Ministry of Education and Sports recognizes that Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programs in schools (WinS) are a key priority area and that improved hygiene practices and a clean school environment are contributory factors to ensuring that learners can enjoy an acceptable standard of health. The need for a clean school environment is highlighted in the 2016 School WASH mapping report. The report pointed out the following gaps: poor hygiene practices and low functionality and usability of WASH facilities, very high pupil to stance ratio (73:1) against the national norm of 40:1, hand wash facilities in schools at 40%, basic hygiene services at 37%, and poor operation and maintenance of WASH facilities in schools.
The Ministry with support from GIZ’s Sanitation for Millions programme have implemented several activities within Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and Apac Municipal Council aimed at forming model schools with improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in order to create an effective learning environment for all. In that regard, the model schools have now fully embraced these interventions to address their WASH challenges. Therefore, the Ministry in collaboration with KCCA and Apac Municipal Council have supported GIZ in developing a WASH user guide to lead more schools on the Step-by-Step actions needed to reach the national WASH in Schools (WinS) standards.
The WinS user guide has been developed basing on the sustainable development goal (SDG) 4 targets and the National Three Star Approach (TSA) on WASH in Schools (WinS) Standards. The Step-by-Step actions to reach the National WASH in schools (WinS) standards in line with the Three Star Approach as highlighted in the user guide will support the schools to identify WASH issues and take practical actions to create a lasting change.
In addition, the user guide shows the indicators and WASH tools to guide in ranking the schools based on their performance and guidance for continuous improvement, from a zero star to three-star school.
Pizzacalla, K. & Nantume, G. (2020). Sanitation For Millions - WinS Models that Work - Step-by-Step Actions to reach the National Standards for WASH in Schools (WinS) in Line with the Three Star Approach (TSA). Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and WASH in Schools Network
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