SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:56:24 +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: Compiling SuSanA school sanitation success stories in a publication - by: Isabell http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#11334 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#11334
my name is Isabell. I am happy to work together with Claudia on the second edition of the WASH in schools publication. We are still looking for good case stories (see thread at the bottom of following page: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-...2&start=36#10510).
I think your story about the Microflush-Biofil toilet system you installed in a school in Ghana is very interesting.. Would you still like to share this story?

Thank you, I look forward to hearing from you!
Best, Isabell]]>
WG 7 (Community, rural, schools, gender) Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:02:49 +0000
Partner request for school sanitation in Kenya - by: simasikulu http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/11076-partner-request-for-school-sanitation-in-kenya#11076 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/11076-partner-request-for-school-sanitation-in-kenya#11076
we are looking for a projekt partner in Kenya. Our project aims at providing clean portable water and upgrading rural sanitation systems for better health in Mwitha and Machewa in Saboti region. Below our project information are attached. Please contact us in case you are interested in cooperaing with us. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Best regards,

Johnstone Sikulu Wanjala
Programme Coordinator
Sima Community Based Organization
PO BOX 1691, Kitalen 30200 Kenya
Phone +254735754816]]>
WG 7 (Community, rural, schools, gender) Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:26:19 +0000
CALL for NEW case studies of sustainable WASH in schools and kindergartens from all over the world - by: CWendland http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#11029 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#11029
because of the good feedback to this first case study publication, we are now looking into a second edition of "Making WASH in Schools more Sustainable".

Please if you have a good story to share, around the topics:

WASH in Schools:
Hygiene education
Software/hardware aspects of sustainability
Institutional setting, role of key stakeholders
Financial sustainability in poor communities
SLTS

please send it to me or to my colleague Isabell Wienpahl until 5 December 2014

looking forward to hearing from you

best regards
Claudia and Isabell

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WG 7 (Community, rural, schools, gender) Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:55:08 +0000
Re: Collecting good case studies of sustainable sanitation in schools and kindergartens from all over the world - by: christian.rieck http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#10510 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#10510
Thanks for your questions on target audience. The main purpose of this publication from my point of view was to show a variety of solutions and strategies to the challenges in schools. As the SuSanA networks has such a rich community there is plenty to learn. I certainly hope that readers like programme planners or engineers can pick some useful information on how to make projects more sustainable. We have tried to showcase these key learnings alongside each stories categorised according to the sustainabilty criteria.

In the long run it would be helpful to distill the most promising strategies for WASH in schools in a kind of guidance manual. At the moment Claudia looks into a second editon of this publication with more interesting case stories.

So far we are not intending to translate the stories into wiki pages, but we will see what makes most sense in future to make information easier available to readers.

We are in the process of printing a couple hundred hard copies at GIZ so interested colleagues can write to use.

Cheers
Christian]]>
WG 7 (Community, rural, schools, gender) Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:23:28 +0000
Re: Collecting good case studies of sustainable sanitation in schools and kindergartens from all over the world - by: morgan http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#10414 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#10414 Well done to one and all for the publication of this excellent book.
Our link to the world of the school is so important, and must be encouraged more and more.
Although I am now "semi" retired, whatever that means, I am still tinkering about in the back yard and around our little research site in Epworth, close to Harare. Covering a range of topics which includes water supply and hygiene as well as sanitation.
Keep well and keep up the great work at Susana
Cheers and best wishes
Peter]]>
WG 7 (Community, rural, schools, gender) Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:44:31 +0000
Re: Collecting good case studies of sustainable sanitation in schools and kindergartens from all over the world - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#10402 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#10402
Congratulations to you and your co-authors Claudia, Steffi and Amanda for getting this publication finished! It looks like a very nice piece of work!

Who do you envisage as the main target audience? How could the book best be utilised by people?
Have you thought about taking the content and also transferring it into Wiki pages which will soon be available here on the SuSanA website: www.susana.org/en/resources/wiki#akvopedia:Sanitation Portal?
Would that be fast & easy to do or rather lengthy?

And can people apply to GIZ to receive hardcopies if they need them for specific purposes?

Little hint for everyone: if you want to win a free hardcopy of this publication, you can also take part in our forum user survey (if you haven't done so yet) and write in the last comment field that you wish to get this publication as a prize! Good luck! GIZ has donated 10 hardcopies plus postage for this purpose. As we have in total 150 prizes on offer, you should have a good chance of getting one!

The link to the survey is here in this post:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-by-...ver-150-prizes#10353

Or direct link here.



Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
WG 7 (Community, rural, schools, gender) Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:35:44 +0000
Re: Collecting good case studies of sustainable sanitation in schools and kindergartens from all over the world - by: christian.rieck http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#10006 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#10006
Thank you Maren for further stories. I guess there is already a big pile of more projects for sharing!

For the first round I am happy to share with you the link for the 12 case stories of our finalised SuSanA publication "Making WASH in Schools more Sustainable". This discussion thread documents all the contributions along this almost 2 year long process. Thank you to all for this great effort and joint collaboration and especially to Claudia Wendland who is the lead of the working group 7 on schools.

www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/2077

I am attaching it as well. Any feedback to it is more than welcome.

Best regards,
Christian and the SuSanA secretariat]]>
WG 7 (Community, rural, schools, gender) Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:18:17 +0000
Re: Collecting good case studies of sustainable sanitation in schools and kindergartens from all over the world - by: MarenH http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#9818 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#9818
BORDA is doing school projects mainly in Afghanistan and Cambodia, but also in other countries in Asia and Africa. Maybe I can get some material from the country offices.
For further information please check www.escambodia.org/ and www.borda-afg.org

Kind regards,
Maren]]>
WG 7 (Community, rural, schools, gender) Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:53:18 +0000
Re: Collecting good case studies of sustainable sanitation in schools and kindergartens from all over the world - by: CWendland http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#9655 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#9655
I am glad to announce the publication of the compiled WASH in Schools Stories. It will be launched in September during the SuSanA meeting in Stockholm.

We have selected 12 stories from all the input submitted by many members and partners. There were a number of more worth stories to share and we look forward to publish a second collection of stories which we could not include in this first round.

Best regards
Claudia]]>
WG 7 (Community, rural, schools, gender) Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:30:59 +0000
WG 7 meeting at SuSanA meeting 2014 - by: CWendland http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/9291-wg-7-meeting-at-susana-meeting-2014#9291 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/9291-wg-7-meeting-at-susana-meeting-2014#9291
We would like to raise your awareness regarding the upcoming SuSanA meeting taking place on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th September in Stockholm. Through the following link you can find the pre-meeting page: www.susana.org/lang-en/meetings/18th-sus...ing-stockholm-sweden

We would like to organise a WG7 knowledge exchange meeting on 6th September at SEI or during the week in the SWWW venue.

One result of work in the WG7 during the last 2 years, I would like to share with you at the meeting is the 1st series of Sustainable School Sanitation Stories which we will launch at the SuSanA meeting.

I kindly ask you: 1) If you are interested in attending? 2) What you would expect from such a meeting? 3) If you would like to share a special topic/issue (e.g. past/current work; ideas for working group activities; etc.) either during the WG meeting or with the whole SuSanA crowd during the plenary meeting.

Feel free to use reply in this thread or to contact me, using the contact button on the left.

Please also note that I am happy to feed in your inputs during the meeting in case you will not be personally present.

We look forward seeing some of you soon! Kind regards,

Claudia]]>
WG 7 (Community, rural, schools, gender) Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:49:50 +0000
Re: Compiling SuSanA school sanitation success stories in a publication - by: christian.rieck http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8969 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8969 Thanks for offering to contribute to the publication. It would be great to have a short paragraph of 150 to 200 words on the importance and available evidence of the role of WASH in kindergardens and pre-schools for behaviour change and health protection. There are several organisations involved in early childhood support but I do not know them well.

Cheers
Christian]]>
WG 7 (Community, rural, schools, gender) Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:07:02 +0000
Re: [Wg7] Collecting good case studies of sustainable sanitation in schools and kindergartens from all over the world - by: roycchr http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8962 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8962 Children are agents of change – an intervention in Kerala on WASH in Schools

WASH in Schools (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education) programme have profound impact on the learning ability of children, especially for girls. In many cases, girls remain vulnerable to dropping out of schools and reluctant to go to schools due to lack of appropriate toilet and handwashing facilities. WASH in Schools (WIS) initiative in Kerala (India) reported to increase girls participation, develops positive hygiene behaviors, offers the opportunity to translates good practices in their families as well as in the community. It was further noted that children are found to be powerful agents of change not only in their homes but also in the community as well.
A total of 200 schools were selected for the direct implementation of this project in eight districts of Kerala. The schools are identified as Government schools as well as aided schools from rural and urban areas in Kerala. Further, 300 schools were also selected in order to convey the messages of “good hygiene practices” by means of other communication methods including distribution of reading materials of WASH in schools like WASH hand-books and work-books, WASH posters, Road shows, TV shows, News-letters, articles, website information, e-mail networks and media reporting.
It was observed that Child-to-Child approach is an effective tool on improving water and sanitation practices through learning. By hygiene-related activity-oriented learning strategy, children become more knowledgeable and develop into agents of change in their community with other children, their families and the community. From the field observation, it was noted that children could educate fellow children and the adults on good practices of WASH related lessons.
In several cases, children act as messengers of “good hygiene practices” in their society to a great extent. Messages of good hygiene practices found to be well accepted by different sections of the society and have prolonged impact on the prevailing hygiene habit of the community. Handwashing with soap is a classical example of message transferred to the community by the awareness-cum-practical training of schoolchildren of higher secondary schools and observed a tremendous impact on the attitude of adults. Community members are also able to understand the dangers of poor sanitation and hygiene environment; and have attained the capacity to overcome the situation with remedial measures.
The knowledge on the prevention and precaution of water-borne and water-related diseases especially dengue fever and hepatitis, reported to be well transferred by school children to their homes as well as to the community. Children here act as “health messengers”, who influenced the adults and other members of the society in order to improve their knowledge and skills on the prevention of such diseases.

For more details:

www.cchrindia.org/Details/Children-are-A...-on-WASH/3JHSOK.aspx]]>
WG 7 (Community, rural, schools, gender) Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:31:40 +0000
Re: Compiling SuSanA school sanitation success stories in a publication - by: thilde http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8945 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8945 Of course there are also very specific technical issues on kindergarten sanitation and hygiene that could be highlighted in your publication, including small children friendly designs and very guided handwashing routines for the smallest children.

One strong argument for refocusing on kindergartens is also the very strong evidence base for the health impacts of good sanitation and hygiene on children below 5 yrs - they actually benefit more from WASH interventions compared with older children!

I would really be happy to see a paragraph in your report about the smallest sanitation users:) Give my guidelines for the text and I will try.

Thilde]]>
WG 7 (Community, rural, schools, gender) Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:17:59 +0000
Re: Compiling SuSanA school sanitation success stories in a publication - by: christian.rieck http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8943 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8943 thank you for you valid point on kindergardens, unfortunately the collected stories do not yet include any examples of kindergardens. However it should be part of the strategic thinking and yes its neglection is partly due to kindergardens not belonging to the public school system. I think it is necessary to include a passage on it in the upcoming publication. If you like you can phrase a paragraph on kindergardens that we can incorporate.

Best regards,
Christian]]>
WG 7 (Community, rural, schools, gender) Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:03:50 +0000
Re: Compiling SuSanA school sanitation success stories in a publication - by: thilde http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8942 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-community-rural-schools-gender/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8942 I dont have specific case stories of sustainable solutions - unfortunately. Rather I have seen kindergarten sanitation solutions fail in many countries incl. Vietnam, Ghana, Sri Lanka, and South India.

Some strategic observations from these experiences:
- Kindergartens are enourmously important platforms for sanitation promotion, but are often forgotten as an integral part of School sanitation. In some countries this is due to Kindergartens not belonging to the official school systems. So I am very happy to see kindergartens mentioned specifically and upfront in this endevour!

- Kindergartens or creches are emerging in huge numbers in low income countries, because parents need child care when they attend to their work to secure incomes. Therefore kindergartens are underatken by a wide variety of agencies including commercial companies, faith-based organisations, educational authorities and private filantropics. The quality of child care including health, hygiene and sanitation standards varies wildly since many of these kindergartens do not have to follow government standards for water, sanitation and hygiene.

Woking towards aligning WASH standards for kindergartens and having strong kindergarten WASH policies and guidelines for all types of institutions is a MUST for future work.]]>
WG 7 (Community, rural, schools, gender) Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:25:36 +0000