SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:29:31 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb WaterAid School WASH research in Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Nepal - by: JacquesPiP
WaterAid just published four interesting reports on WinS in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan.

These documents present the findings of a research project recently carried out by Partnerships in Practice for WaterAid. The project not only provided WaterAid with an opportunity to undertake comprehensive WinS bottleneck analyses in these four countries, but it allowed to dig a bit deeper and explore the underlying causes of strengths and weaknesses. A wide range of political economy factors, often well-known by practitioners but unfortunately rarely factored in programmes, have thus been uncovered and analysed.

These four case study reports deliver interesting insights into WinS dynamics at central, district and local levels. Good practices from various organisations are also extracted and practical recommendations made to contribute to sustainable and inclusive WASH services in schools.

The four reports, attached below, are also available on this webpage.

This work has been supported by a grant by H&M Foundation.

Best regards

Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:56:38 +0000
Re: Operation and Maintenance of School Toilet in low resource (especially water scarcity) settings - by: KaiMikkel
Two groups to check out in this regard (both happen to be located in Mexico) are Isla Urbana and Caminos de Agua. The former is renowned for convincing the government in Mexico city to fund 80% of the installation costs associated with private (homes and schools) rainwater harvesting and storage systems. The latter is well known in part for designing and fabricating point-of-use water filters using biochar, ceramics and colloidal silver (effective at neutralizing bacteria and viruses), kind of along the lines of the larger site-built and community-sized filters designed by Aqueous Solutions.

Hoping this info helps. ]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:49:53 +0000
Re: Key documents for the sub-category on schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) - by: alcamachog
Thank you for the selection you have made. Right now I am working as a consultant work for making guidelines for water and sanitation facilities in schools situated in rural areas.

I will take into account the experiences you select.

Thank you very much.

Alvaro Camacho G.
Water and Sanitation Specialist
La Paz - Bolivia]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:24:02 +0000
Re: How do we maintain cleanliness of school toilets? Question from Tanzania - by: alcamachog
Sincerely yours,

Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:06:50 +0000
Re: Operation and Maintenance of School Toilet in low resource (especially water scarcity) settings - by: JKMakowka
Other that that, attached a general WHO guide for typical water needs for schools in low resource settings (but not especially water scarcity).

I would also look into simple grey-water recycling options. Used water from hand-washing places can probably be collected, and with a relatively simple sand-filter brought to a quality that should be good enough for cleaning of toilets and floors etc.

Edit: Have a look at this for some ideas (and sadly what to avoid also):

P.S.: Keep us updated about possible solutions you will find!]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:01:39 +0000
Operation and Maintenance of School Toilet in low resource (especially water scarcity) settings - by: Katakana
This is Kanako from Japan, fascinated with improvement of WASH in Schools since 2010. Currently I am working for a project of preparatory survey for school construction in Guinea, and designing operation and maintenance plan of school toilets along with hygiene promotion plans.

The sites and this country generally are lack of water resources. It is quite hard to secure water access when you do not have money like schools or poor communities that I face with. The precious water somehow managed to prepare will be used for hand-washing (and unofficially for drinking by thirsty students.)

Does any of you know resources or good examples of school toilet maintenance or cleaning project or plans under circumstances like this? I would like to have your inputs of information on the toilet maintenance method that does not require (much) water.

I am also open for your suggestions of reading and contacting for Guinea WASH (in schools) resources!

Thank you in advance!

~ Kanako]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Sat, 19 Nov 2016 10:24:36 +0000
Re: Blue School (combining WASH with agriculture and environmental practices)? - by: muench
Could you please tell us more about this concept, and why do you ask?

The concept of combining WASH with agriculture and environmental practices is not new but I hadn't hear the term "blue school" before.

When I think about this concept, the work of Peter Morgan in Zimbabwe comes to mind. He has built school toilets and school gardens using urine as fertiliser, together with the school pupils. You can find his publications in the SuSanA library by searching for "Morgan" ( But probably you are aware of his work and are looking for further examples?

Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Thu, 17 Nov 2016 22:33:02 +0000
Re: The SuSanA School Activity Collection is online - by: janicatorres
I am trying to download some of the school activities PDFs but none is available. When I click on the download button, I get the following message: 404 Error - page not found.

I am particularly interested in the following documents:

Can you please assist with this error?
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:53:23 +0000
Blue School (combining WASH with agriculture and environmental practices)? - by: Wanjihia Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 05 Oct 2016 06:47:17 +0000 Re: Toilets in Schools - Maharashtra government (India) initiative - by: kamrun
It could be preferably to understand, implementation maintenance part in schools. With expriences it is evident to work with change of attitude for practice. "when you talk they won't listen and when listen, they don't understand and when they understand, they won't practice"
The best part attitude are to be included in study curricula. In my opinion, "Massaging the messages".

There would be a change.
Er M S Khan]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Sun, 07 Aug 2016 04:16:59 +0000
Re: Toilets in Schools - Maharashtra government (India) initiative - by: F H Mughal
I fully agree with your viewpoint. Yes, functionality, sustainability, operation and maintenance are the important adjuncts that should be taken into consideration.


F H Mughal]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Sat, 06 Aug 2016 05:26:58 +0000
Re: Toilets in Schools - Maharashtra government (India) initiative - by: kamrun
Uprightly you have brought the initiative by Govt. of Maharastra. But the fact is toilets would be available in the schools, what about functionality, operation and maintenance and sustainability. These are hidden factors to compete the system. Do you feel it would be. The O&M is the toughest challenges facing by enormous schools. The methodology for the same are to be devised for better sanitation prospects in schools.
thanks with regards
Er M S Khan
State Consultant UNICEF Wash in schools]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:45:51 +0000
Re: The SuSanA School Activity Collection is online - by: secretariat
Thanks for your message.

The templates are in english. The "lorem ipsum" that you see is simply a filler text. So you will have to remove this and insert appropriate text under the various headings. Here is an example

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

On behalf of the SuSanA Secretariat]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:24:38 +0000
Re: The SuSanA School Activity Collection is online - by: Esther
Could you make available these templates in English?

I downloaded the Hygiene activity template and noticed that the instructions are not written in English.

Looking forward to the English version.

Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:16:01 +0000
Scaling Up the Fit for School Program: Sisattanak District Experience in Lao PDR - by: AlexanderWinkscha
Sunny greetings from Lao PDR!

Often good practices can be established but they remain limited in terms of impact if they cannot be sustained and implemented on scale by existing government structures. How do you get from a pilot to scale?

Today I would like to share with you a publication on the successful scale-up of the Fit for School program that focuses promoting basic daily group hygiene interventions (daily group handwashing and daily group toothbrushing) and bi-annual deworming in schools.

Lao PDR started to implement the Fit for School program in 2011. Twenty-two model schools in four districts in Vientiane capital were selected to carry out improvements in WASH facilities and apply the daily hygiene activities.
Five of these model schools are located in Sisattanak District. In 2014, the District Education Bureau of Sisattanak was able to expand the program to all primary schools in the district, covering 22 public primary schools and 17 private primary schools, on their own initiative.

This study describes how Sisattanak District was able to scale-up the Fit for School program to all of the primary schools in its area. The study focuses on analyzing the structures, processes and mechanisms that were applied to successfully scale-up the program with limited resources and without much external support. This case study aims to inform and guide the MoES and other WinS partners in supporting the scale-up process in other districts and provinces of Lao PDR.

Please find this joint publication by the Lao PDR Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES), the Regional Center on Educational Innovation and Technology of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO INNOTECH) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH attached.

Alternatively, you can find it on the Fit for School Website:

I am looking forward to your comments and questions.

Happy Reading!

Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:29:11 +0000