SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Tue, 26 May 2015 11:35:37 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Promoting School WASH Solutions at Scale through Action-Research: SWASH+ Phase II in Kenya (CARE, USA) - by: mcheneycoker http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/13299-promoting-school-wash-solutions-at-scale-through-action-research-swash-phase-ii-in-kenya-care-usa#13299 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/13299-promoting-school-wash-solutions-at-scale-through-action-research-swash-phase-ii-in-kenya-care-usa#13299 I would like to introduce to you a project that I am involved with as "Senior Learning and Influencing Advisor" and which is funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation:

Title of grant: SWASH+ (Phase 2) Sustaining and Scaling School Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Plus Community Impact




Name of lead organization: CARE
Primary contact at lead organization: Peter Lochery, Water Team Director; Malaika Cheney-Coker, Senior Learning and Influencing Advisor, Water.
Grantee location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Care USA headquarters)
Developing country where the research is being tested: Kenya
Start and end date: November 2012 – March 2016 (Phase 1 was from Sept 1, 2006 to August 30, 2011 and was also funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, see here in grant database) *
Grant size in USD: $1,838,868 as per BMGF grant database)

Short description of the project (Phase 2):

The overall goal of SWASH+ Phase II is to improve the sustainability and effectiveness of school water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) at scale in order to support the Government of Kenya’s Comprehensive School Health Policy. The project has the following key objectives:

• Decision-makers have access to and act on high quality data to make investment decisions to provide school WASH services.
• Decision-makers have access to information on school WASH life cycle costs and allocate resources accordingly.
• Decision-makers access learning and take measures to improve school WASH governance, inclusive of accountability and support at all levels.

Like Phase I, phase II is based on an action-research-advocacy approach that seeks to test and promote viable solutions to implementing school WASH services with officials at school, county and national level.

The project consists of a research arm and an advocacy arm.

The research arm of the project is comprised of the following studies:

• Life Cycle Cost Study (completed) – This study entailed a cost analysis conducted in Kisumu, Nyeri and Kilifi counties of what it takes to implement and maintain a school WASH system over a 10-year period. It demarcates costs into capital, operations and maintenance, recurrent, etc, for more efficient budgeting and attention to oft-neglected costs.
• Private Sector Trial (ongoing)– Working with social enterprise eco-latrine organization Sanergy, this study is investigating the outcomes and feasibility of introducing private sector provision and maintenance of eco-latrines in underserved urban primary schools in Nairobi.
• Education Management Information System (EMIS) (ongoing) trial – The EMIS trial has focused on the use of mobile phone-based data collection (in Kisumu, Nyeri and Kilifi counties and at national level) to improve the quality and compliance of reporting from schools, including on WASH data.
• Governance trial (ongoing) – This trial in Kisumu, Nyeri and Kilifi counties is comprised of several arms that experiment with improving communication flows to and from parents, increasing incentives and promoting accountability for providing school WASH services. It features ideas such as using mobile phone-based ratings for services, and promoting WASH messages and support through take-home calendars.

The policy arm of the project has thus far focused on using the results of the life cycle cost study to recommend more and better allocations to decision makers within the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, including the Budget Task Force. In addition, SWASH+ advocates within the ministry, for the adoption of mobile-based data collection by government.

* Information about Phase 1 of the project (2006-2011)
Sustaining and Scaling School Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Plus Community Impact, the SWASH+ project, is a five-year applied research project to identify, develop, and test innovative approaches to school-based water, sanitation and hygiene in Nyanza Province, Kenya.
Since September 2006, SWASH+ has worked in 185 primary schools in four districts in Nyanza Province, setting up school water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, gathering data, learning about challenges and testing solutions for school WASH.
The project was designed with a strong advocacy-for-policy-change focus in order to contribute to successful implementation of school WASH.


Research or implementation partners: Government of Kenya (Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) and Ministry of Public Health) CARE, Emory University, Georgetown University

Links, further readings – results to date:

o See attachments for more info on the trials
o Human interest stories from Phase II schools can be found here: water.care2share.wikispaces.net/School+WASH#Resources-Kenya
o Extensive documentation on the findings from Phase I can be found at www.washinschools.info/page/1380 or www.swashplus.org.


Current state of affairs:

All research studies in the project are either completed or well underway. Findings on the private sector trial and governance trials will emerge later this year. The policy work is coming into greater focus in advance of an annual review meeting in May.

Biggest successes so far:

One of the most notable milestones is the government’s recent decision, in the light of action research by SWASH+ and others, in Phase I and Phase II, to increase their recommended budget allocations for a variety of school WASH costs—including capital, operations and maintenance, along with other related expenditures.

In 2014, overall public primary school per-pupil grants from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology increased from KShs 1,020 (10.7 USD) to KShs 1,356(14.23 USD) per child, per year. WASH-related budget lines increased by 64 percent, from the initial KShs 137 (1.44 USD) to a total of KShs 225 (2.36 USD) per child, which cover 98% of life cycle costs (LCCs) for existing school WASH systems and 28% of LCCs for systems requiring installation. The new KShs 225 also includes additional budget lines for Environmental Sanitation (KShs 50 (0.52 USD)) and Sanitary Towels (KShs 15 (0.16 USD)). WASH-specific vote heads were increased from KShs 28 (.293 USD) to KShs 105 (1.10 USD) (a difference of KShs 77 (.81 USD)).

These recent increases suggest that the SWASH+ partners’ approach of close engagement with the Government of Kenya over the long term—through sharing research data in particular—positively influenced the MoEST’s budget decisions. The SWASH+ project was also nominated to sit on an Advocacy Task Group co-chaired by the MoH and MoEST—an indicator of the credibility built up by the project.

Main challenges / frustration:

During the design of the second phase, a much more hand-in-hand relationship with government was envisioned, with partners from both ministries being the ones to drive the research agenda. However, election cycles, bureaucracy, the impracticality of routing project funds through government, and the loss of initial champions within the former ministry of education are some challenges that have stymied a more dynamic partnership with government. This notwithstanding, collaboration from ministry partners has been strong, if somewhat less hands-on than initially envisioned.

I am available for questions or comments you may have.

Malaika]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Mon, 11 May 2015 14:33:57 +0000
Advancing WASH in schools monitoring – new UNICEF publication - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/13092-advancing-wash-in-schools-monitoring--new-unicef-publication#13092 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/13092-advancing-wash-in-schools-monitoring--new-unicef-publication#13092 Advancing WASH in schools monitoring

Globally, school water and sanitation coverage both increased by six per cent between 2008 and 2013. This is one of the key messages from a new UNICEF working paper “Advancing WASH in schools monitoring“.

The paper presents the best data available for the coverage of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in primary schools gathered from 149 countries for the period 2008-2013. It also compares current national WASH in Schools (WinS) monitoring indicators against global guidelines.

By providing this information the publication responds to the 2012 Call to Action, Raising Even More Clean Hands. It also aims to promote and support improved monitoring of WinS so that coverage indicators can be included in the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The key messages of the paper are:

  • More countries are reporting school water and sanitation coverage data each year
  • Globally, school water and sanitation coverage both increased by six per cent between 2008 and 2013
  • Hand-washing facility coverage is rarely reported
  • The quality of WinS coverage data is questionable, including poorly defined and inconsistent indicators
  • Many countries solicit WinS information through their Education Management Information System (EMIS) questionnaires
  • Sanitation is the most comprehensively monitored WinS component; hygiene is the least
  • WinS data captured in EMIS questionnaires are often underutilized.



The paper concludes with recommendations for action for both the national and international levels.

UNICEF, 2015. Advancing WASH in schools monitoring. (Working paper). New York, NY, USA: UNICEF. 65 p. : 23 fig., 10 tab. Available at: www.unicef.org/wash/schools/files/Advanc...hools_Monitoring.pdf

(Source: sanitationupdates.wordpress.com/2015/04/...-unicef-publication/)

F H Mughal]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:12:50 +0000
Fit For School Approach (F4S) - 10 primary schools in Moshi, Tanzania - by: hajo http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/12772-fit-for-school-approach-f4s-10-primary-schools-in-moshi-tanzania#12772 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/12772-fit-for-school-approach-f4s-10-primary-schools-in-moshi-tanzania#12772
This is to inform you on a Fit For School (F4S) project we are about to start at 10 primary schools in Moshi/Tanzania:

• F4S was developed in the Philippines and concentrates on the integration of simple measures into the daily school routine as group activities thereby improving hygiene, health, attendance rates and performance. These activities are: hand washing with soap, daily supervised tooth brushing and bi-annual deworming.

• When developing the idea to introduce the approach in the African context, Tanzania was selected as a pilot country.

• After a learning visit of Tanzanian officials to the Philippines, in 2013 a mission of UNICEF, GIZ and the Ministry of Education confirmed the positive conditions to implement a Fit for School approach in Tanzania.

• A second mission was commissioned in October 2014 to develop a pilot proposal for the adaptation of the Fit for School Approach.

• Childreach Tanzania (www.childreachtz.org/) was selected by GIZ to be the implementing partner for Moshi.

• 10 primary schools (5 each in Moshi Municipal and Moshi Rural) were selected and approved by the Moshi Sanitation Technical Committee (TC) on 02 April 2015.

• The TC is a body newly established in January 2015 and comprising public and private stakeholders in sanitation activities in Moshi Municipal.

• The task of the TC is to keep track of sanitation activities in town and ensure their sustainable implementation in accordance with local laws and regulations.

• The first phase of the F4S project will be implemented between May 2015 and February 2016 in close collaboration between ChildReach, Moshi Municipal, Moshi Rural and GIZ.

• The first phase will (only) try to make hand-washing with soap a sustainable routine group activity at the 10 selected schools. Other activities will be done under a possible further project phase after Feb16.

We will keep you posted with further developments,

Ciao, Hajo

PS: Shobana is on her way to Moshi and will join us to kick-start the project.]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Tue, 07 Apr 2015 16:50:54 +0000
Re: Looking for standards for school toilets (recommended toilets:learners) - by: kipkeny http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/3717-looking-for-standards-for-school-toilets-recommended-toiletslearners?limit=12&start=12#11173 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/3717-looking-for-standards-for-school-toilets-recommended-toiletslearners?limit=12&start=12#11173
Please follow on the link below which will take you to a manual developed jointly by WHO/UNICEF for the minimum standards of WASH Services in schools in low income countries

www.unicef.org/wash/files/WASH_in_schools_manual.pdf

Hope this will be of help]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:03:21 +0000
Re: Fwd: AW: question on school toilet standards in different countries - by: denniskl http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/3717-looking-for-standards-for-school-toilets-recommended-toiletslearners?limit=12&start=12#11162 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/3717-looking-for-standards-for-school-toilets-recommended-toiletslearners?limit=12&start=12#11162
And responsibility for these activities post-installation needs to be clear from the start - who, what, when, why etc

So I think responsibility for failure of toilet facilities to be used and kept in good order can, in many cases, be laid at the feet of the original project team - the job is not done just because the toilets are built

Great to see systems being put in place to address this such as at: www.washtechnologies.net/en/]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:16:25 +0000
Re: Design and Construction of Water Supply and Sanitary Facilities in Schools - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/5299-design-and-construction-of-water-supply-and-sanitary-facilities-in-schools#11151 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/5299-design-and-construction-of-water-supply-and-sanitary-facilities-in-schools#11151 forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-sch...nded-toiletslearners

The thread was called "looking for standards for school toilets, recommended toilets to learners ratio"

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:42:12 +0000
Re: Design and Construction of Water Supply and Sanitary Facilities in Schools - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/5299-design-and-construction-of-water-supply-and-sanitary-facilities-in-schools#11137 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/5299-design-and-construction-of-water-supply-and-sanitary-facilities-in-schools#11137
That is great!

If permissible and possible, please share your design. It would be useful to others on this forum, including me.

I remember, quite some time back, Elisabeth posted some standards (probably, UNICEF standards) on number of school children for 1 toilet, spacing of toilets, ventilation; and also on water points.

Elisabeth: Can you help?

Regards,

F H Mughal]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:16:41 +0000
Re: Design and Construction of Water Supply and Sanitary Facilities in Schools - by: Wubishet http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/5299-design-and-construction-of-water-supply-and-sanitary-facilities-in-schools#11124 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/5299-design-and-construction-of-water-supply-and-sanitary-facilities-in-schools#11124 Thank you very much for sharing this important resource. This will support me for the design, construction and supervision of water supply and sanitary facilities in schools and also I will adopt this to the local community.

Regards,
Wubishet]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:41:27 +0000
Re: Seeking for Funding Partner's to Publish books for HYGIENE, WASH PRACTICE IN SCHOOLS FOR AFRICA. - by: Myango1 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10550 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10550 I totally agree with Chris ,it seems to be impossible to control the outbreak of communicable diseases if sanitation intervention is not effective.
There is need to come out with an integrated approach which include sanitation in prevention and management of confirmed cases.
Regards
Patient Myango]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:06:15 +0000
Re: Seeking for Funding Partner's to Publish books for HYGIENE, WASH PRACTICE IN SCHOOLS FOR AFRICA. - by: canaday http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10490 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10490
I am glad you like my ideas. Thanks for the encouragement. It would be an honor to help you apply them in Nigeria. A key way to do so would be to spread the word by example, ourselves together with admired public figures and leaders.

TV, radio, newspapers, and social media would be very important.

One concept that I would like to advance is that shifting to UDDTs does not need to be a big investment, but rather a paradigm change. If there is money to be invested, the UDDT can be nicer, but even the poorest of the poor can have one, if they understand the idea.

Please let me know which design you would like to apply first, plus any questions you may have.

Best wishes,
Chris]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Mon, 13 Oct 2014 01:56:58 +0000
Re: Seeking for Funding Partner's to Publish books for HYGIENE, WASH PRACTICE IN SCHOOLS FOR AFRICA. - by: info_uahdp http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10483 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10483
Thanks so much for your feedback, and i have read through your blog, and its really amazing, keep up your good work.

Your ideas are really accepted, please how can we also partner with you to ensure we get your ideas into work here in Nigeria.

you can send me email via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit our websites;www.uahdp.yolasite.com, www.yareinn.webs.com, or call +234-08082678005, 08061977876.

Best wishes,
Paul Ezeka.]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:22:01 +0000
Re: Seeking for Funding Partner's to Publish books for HYGIENE, WASH PRACTICE IN SCHOOLS FOR AFRICA. - by: canaday http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10412 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10412
It is important to get educational materials out.

I would like to make some suggestions:
## Since Ebola is also transmitted via feces and urine, it is important to encourage the construction and use of Urine-diverting Dry Toilets (UDDTs) and try to reduce open defecation and discharge of untreated sewage.
(forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-hea...uring-ebola-epidemic)

## It has been shown scientifically that wood ash and clay are each equally effective for washing hands as soap.
master.fcm.unc.edu.ar/diarreas.htm
www.unicef.org/spanish/ffl/09/2.htm

Best wishes,
Chris Canaday]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 08 Oct 2014 02:25:05 +0000
Re: Seeking for Funding Partner's to Publish books for HYGIENE, WASH PRACTICE IN SCHOOLS FOR AFRICA. - by: info_uahdp http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10393 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10393
Greeting from Mr. Paul Ezeka, a humanitarian and socio-economic development entrepreneur from Lagos State, Nigeria.

I got your reply concerning our HAND WASHING/HYGIENIC BOOK SEEKING FOR FUND SUPPORT FOR PUBLICATION.

Hope you doing fine this new week, we having public holiday since last two days, and due to the urgent need to get this documents across to you, as i have been working/arranging the book so that you can access it.

The attached are the samples of the books, the three book centered on a particular HAND Washing Hygienic instruction, followed by others

The cost of publication for each book is $1.03 US Dollar, and we plan to have donation support from Interested Partner on the publication of 500,000 copies. this quantities will cost $650,000 US Dollar.

whatever you or your team will possibly donate to support us on this programs, kindly let us know, and also your best means of sending your donation, i mean your best payment option, bank transfer/deposit, western union, Money-gram.

Hope to hear from you soon, for further information, please contact Mr. Paul via details below.

Best Regard,
Paul Ezeka.
COORDINATOR; HAND-WASHING, EBOLA VIRUS, HYGIENIC BOOKLET.
PHONE: +234-08082678005, 08061977876.
EMAIL: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
WEBSITE;www.uahdp.yolasite.com]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:04:20 +0000
Re: Seeking for Funding Partner's to Publish books for HYGIENE, WASH PRACTICE IN SCHOOLS FOR AFRICA. - by: Shiloxiri http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10372 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10372 Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Fri, 03 Oct 2014 03:43:23 +0000 Seeking for Funding Partner's to Publish books for HYGIENE, WASH PRACTICE IN SCHOOLS FOR AFRICA. - by: info_uahdp http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10254 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10254
I and my team, have completed an advance BOOK for WASH and HYGIENE in Schools, its an inspiring, educational, and instructional book teaches Children how to keep hygienically fit both in schools and outside schools

We are currently Seeking for Funding Partner's to Publish books for HYGIENE, WASH PRACTICE FOR SCHOOLS IN AFRICA., other Countries in Asia, Americans, and Europe are also welcome.

For more details about this partners and sponsorship, please contact; Mr. Paul Ezeka, President Africa Humanitarian Development Projects. www.uahdp.yolasite.com, or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Thanks.]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:29:32 +0000