SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Sat, 21 Jan 2017 04:15:09 +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 Re: The SuSanA School Activity Collection is online - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/17695-the-susana-school-activity-collection-is-online#19877 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/17695-the-susana-school-activity-collection-is-online#19877
all standard forms for the different topics of the SuSanA School Activity Collection are available for download again:

www.susana.org/en/resources/school-activity-collection

We apologies for all inconveniences and hope you stay motivated on suggesting new interesting school activities.

Cheers,

Manuel
On behalf of the SuSanA Secretariat]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:30:51 +0000
Re: The SuSanA School Activity Collection is online - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/17695-the-susana-school-activity-collection-is-online#19858 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/17695-the-susana-school-activity-collection-is-online#19858
You reported problems with downloading pdf files on 9 November. Perhaps someone from the secretariat has been in touch with you already about this? I clicked on the links and was able to download the files. Could you please try again and let me know if the error still occurs at your end?

Dear Dhawal,

Your issue might be related to Joana's. These problems may be due to this information which I recently received from Anne at the secretariat:

A few weeks ago we have upgraded the Joomla Version of the Website which unfortunately affected some parts of the website. The Problems you are having may be related to that. Could you please compile them and I will share it with André and Steffen Eisser.


Could you please tell us which pages are giving you error messages? Or perhaps it has been resolved in the meantime?

If anyone else is experiencing any problems with the SuSanA website please don't hesitate to flag this up, either by making a post or by e-mailing the secretariat: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:55:38 +0000
Re: The SuSanA School Activity Collection is online - by: dhawalpatil http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/17695-the-susana-school-activity-collection-is-online#19847 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/17695-the-susana-school-activity-collection-is-online#19847
I am from Ecosan Services Foundation (Pune, India). We are going to host WASH programs for schools in rural India in upcoming months. We were specifically searching for WASH related activities that can be done with school students from first to seventh grade.

Came across few interesting activities on the SuSanA ebsite, however I am not able to download the factsheet. I am getting 404 error. Please let me know how can I access this material.]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Sun, 18 Dec 2016 04:07:12 +0000
WaterAid School WASH research in Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Nepal - by: JacquesPiP http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/19784-wateraid-school-wash-research-in-bangladesh-nepal-india-and-nepal#19784 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/19784-wateraid-school-wash-research-in-bangladesh-nepal-india-and-nepal#19784
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

Jacques]]>
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 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/19603-operation-and-maintenance-of-school-toilet-in-low-resource-especially-water-scarcity-settings#19762 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/19603-operation-and-maintenance-of-school-toilet-in-low-resource-especially-water-scarcity-settings#19762
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 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/17134-key-documents-for-the-sub-category-on-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools#19716 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/17134-key-documents-for-the-sub-category-on-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools#19716
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 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/16484-how-do-we-maintain-cleanliness-of-school-toilets-question-from-tanzania#19715 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/16484-how-do-we-maintain-cleanliness-of-school-toilets-question-from-tanzania#19715
Sincerely yours,

Alvaro]]>
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 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/19603-operation-and-maintenance-of-school-toilet-in-low-resource-especially-water-scarcity-settings#19608 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/19603-operation-and-maintenance-of-school-toilet-in-low-resource-especially-water-scarcity-settings#19608
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): www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/125

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 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/19603-operation-and-maintenance-of-school-toilet-in-low-resource-especially-water-scarcity-settings#19603 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/19603-operation-and-maintenance-of-school-toilet-in-low-resource-especially-water-scarcity-settings#19603
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 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/19232-blue-school-combining-wash-with-agriculture-and-environmental-practices#19593 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/19232-blue-school-combining-wash-with-agriculture-and-environmental-practices#19593
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" (www.susana.org/en/resources/library?search=morgan). But probably you are aware of his work and are looking for further examples?

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Thu, 17 Nov 2016 22:33:02 +0000
Re: The SuSanA School Activity Collection is online - by: janicatorres http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/17695-the-susana-school-activity-collection-is-online#19543 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/17695-the-susana-school-activity-collection-is-online#19543
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:
www.susana.org/en/resources/school-activ...ollection/details/16
www.susana.org/en/resources/school-activ...ollection/details/25
www.susana.org/en/resources/school-activ...ollection/details/28
www.susana.org/en/resources/school-activ...ollection/details/40

Can you please assist with this error?
Thanks,
Joana]]>
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 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/19232-blue-school-combining-wash-with-agriculture-and-environmental-practices#19232 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/19232-blue-school-combining-wash-with-agriculture-and-environmental-practices#19232 Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 05 Oct 2016 06:47:17 +0000 Re: Toilets in Schools - Maharashtra government (India) initiative - by: kamrun http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/16337-toilets-in-schools-maharashtra-government-india-initiative#18627 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/16337-toilets-in-schools-maharashtra-government-india-initiative#18627
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.
regards
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 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/16337-toilets-in-schools-maharashtra-government-india-initiative#18624 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/16337-toilets-in-schools-maharashtra-government-india-initiative#18624
I fully agree with your viewpoint. Yes, functionality, sustainability, operation and maintenance are the important adjuncts that should be taken into consideration.

Regards,

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 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/16337-toilets-in-schools-maharashtra-government-india-initiative#18616 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/16337-toilets-in-schools-maharashtra-government-india-initiative#18616
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