SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:17:33 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb 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
Re: Exploring the Issues around Rural On-Site School Sanitation in South Africa - by: SudhirPillay In 2014/15, the WRC commissioned a study to better understand the needs of learners with regard to school sanitation, and the key issues that contribute to the failure of sanitation infrastructure at schools. Principals and learners were interviewed and focus groups and surveys were conducted with learners regarding practices, perceptions and attitudes around school sanitation. In addition, visual assessments of school sanitation facilities were conducted by the research teams.

The research indicated that while the finger is often pointed at service delivery, the visible failure of many of the toilets that have been delivered – both old and new – points to a range of issues both “hard” and “soft” issues. The key issues identified in this study can be summarised as follows:
• Toilets which place learners over a deep pit, such as the ventilated improved pit (VIP) toilet, create a risk of especially younger learners falling into the pit. The issue must be addressed from a design point of view: alternative designs should be sought; where VIPs are to be installed the design should be modified to reduce risk. This must also be addressed from a management point of view: toilets must be maintained in safe condition and children (particularly small children) who have to use toilets over a pit should be accompanied and assisted.
• The research has indicated that there is a mismatch between infrastructure and asset management. School infrastructure that is delivered without an effective management programme in place will fail. This applies to even newly built sanitation facilities. Conditions of safety, health and dignity cannot be maintained without vigilant management, which includes clear standards for managing toilets, providing the administration tools to implement these standards and providing support, monitoring and enforcement to ensure that standards are upheld.
• While all learners have a right to support and assistance in the toilets if needed, certain groups are in need of special assistance. Schools must ensure that small children, menstruating girls, children with physical or other special needs or children who are the target of bullying or other abusive behaviour can meet their needs safely and with dignity in the toilets.

Consequently, the WRC with independent researchers, Partners in Development, developed guidelines informed by the insights gained from these school assessments as well as best practices identified in literature. A Handbook for Managing School Toilets, which is provided as an annexure to the guideline. The handbook provides ideas for activities around launching a new management programme in order to help everyone at the school make a fresh start with the toilets and to cultivate a sense of ownership. I shall provide the Guideline on Susana once we get it back from designers.

We will also launch a school sanitation management model this year as a follow-on to this project in which schools principals are given appropriate training and support to identify and prevent risk of sanitation hardware failure.

Kind Regards
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Fri, 27 May 2016 09:22:37 +0000
Re: The SuSanA School Activity Collection is online - by: secretariat
Since the School Activity Collection is meant to grow and become richer in content and diversity by outward contributions, please feel free to send us school activity suggestions.

Standard forms for the different topics were developed and are available for download here:

These can be filled out and sent to the SuSanA secretariat, which will upload the activities here on the SuSanA platform.

Looking forward to funny and interesting suggestions,

On behalf of the SuSanA Secretariat]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 11 May 2016 09:07:17 +0000
Re: WASHplus survey of private sector support for WASH in schools - by: campbelldb
My apologies for the late response. I am no longer with WASHplus but let me check with my colleagues there to see if I can get a response for you.

Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:26:50 +0000
The SuSanA School Activity Collection is online - by: secretariat
I'm happy to announce that the SuSanA School Activity Collection is online!

Under the umbrella of the Green Wicket initiative and as a contribution to the SuSanA Indian chapter, GIZ, the Government of Karnataka and the Karnataka Cricket Association have developed a school activity collection for playful learning on water, hygiene, energy, biodiversity and waste management
The SuSanA School Activity Collection combines education on water, hygiene, energy, biodiversity and waste management with activities that enable playful learning. Everyone is invited to use the open source activities for their green club, school teaching, workshops and trainings, or any other environment where innovative learning approaches could be useful.

Take a look at the activities here:
Kind regards

On behalf of the SuSanA secretariat]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:26:34 +0000
Re: Three Star Accreditation Checklist for WASH in schools in Autonomous Region Muslim Mindanao - by: MarcelSiewert
that would be wonderful to see how the Three Star Approach will be adopted in Papua New Guinea!

Currently Laos PDR and Cambodia are also working on it! I will share it as soon as i can!

Best wishes,
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Mon, 28 Mar 2016 09:21:57 +0000
Re: Three Star Accreditation Checklist for WASH in schools in Autonomous Region Muslim Mindanao - by: Esther
Exciting news about the achievement when the education department of ARMM endorsed the 3 star checklist.

Thank you for sharing the information. I have downloaded it to use as well. We are also doing the 3 star approach in Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.

We will share with you all about our work so you too can be informed.

Cheers ]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Sat, 26 Mar 2016 01:22:56 +0000
Re: Three Star Accreditation Checklist for WASH in schools in Autonomous Region Muslim Mindanao - by: MarcelSiewert
the checklist is designed to provide schools/Sub National Levels a realistic guidance to improve WASH Situation - step by step.
The UNICEF/GIZ Three Star Approach highlights that the third Star is the National Standard - for sure not all schools are able to reach the third Star immediately - but they know how to go there.

The important fact is, that children have drinking water during the day, to stay hydrated. The responsibility for drinking water is in the beginning (1st Star) with the parents, and is shifted step by step to the School, on its way to the national standards (3rd Star). Mandatory provision of potable water in a 1st star level would overwhelm the schools and Sub national levels - and water treatment is more likely to happen in private households. A common practice in some countries!

At the moment several countries are working on the local adoption of the 3 Star Approach. UNICEF is supporting the Ministry for example in Pakistan. In Laos PDR the Fit Program joined forces with the UNICEF colleagues to support the School Health Task Force. In Cambodia an Alliance of several UN-partners, DPs and NGOs are looking forward to the endorsement of the 'Minimum Requirements for WASH in Schools' in June! of course, will the local adoption look different in all countries, but at the Core is the step wise approach for incremental improvement of WinS.

Best regards,
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:46:32 +0000
Re: Three Star Accreditation Checklist for WASH in schools in Autonomous Region Muslim Mindanao - by: JKMakowka
The list of water supply options does not correspond to actual typical supplies in rural Philippine schools and it will be difficult to fulfill the 3 star "potability" question if there are hardly any labs that can do the full testing requirements (and the official certificate is also only valid for 3 months anyways).

It's also a bit funny that they consider water brought from home (as opposed for example to water filtered at the school) to be the equivalent of potable water, when in fact it will most likely come from the same or similar shallow tube well as the untreated water in the school.]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Fri, 18 Mar 2016 11:18:28 +0000
Three Star Accreditation Checklist for WASH in schools in Autonomous Region Muslim Mindanao - by: MarcelSiewert
as you might heard the Department of Education ARMM (Autonomous Region Muslim Mindanao) just endorsed the 3 Star Accreditation Checklist!

The Checklist is the local adaptation of the Three Star Approach for WASH in Schools, a step-wise way to reach national standards for WASH in Schools, in order to create a healthy environment for learners.
The adaptation reflects the circumstances in the Schools right now. DepEd ARMM created a realistic checklist, which indicates simple and doable steps for schools and sub-national levels to make hygiene activities in schools reality. At the same time, the checklist provide guidance to the education sector in prioritizing investments.

For DepEd ARMM the next step was to create the WinS Monitoring Form (also attached). The form is already field tested and will be used in the next School Year. Later on some indicators will be incorporated into the National EMIS (BEIS).

Best regards!

Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Fri, 18 Mar 2016 02:43:31 +0000