SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:20:06 +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: 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-schools-community/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-schools-community/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 (schools, community) 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-schools-community/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-schools-community/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 (schools, community) 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-schools-community/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-schools-community/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 (schools, community) 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-schools-community/9291-wg-7-meeting-at-susana-meeting-2014#9291 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-schools-community/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 (schools, community) 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-schools-community/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-schools-community/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 (schools, community) 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-schools-community/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-schools-community/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 (schools, community) 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-schools-community/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-schools-community/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 (schools, community) 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-schools-community/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-schools-community/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 (schools, community) 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-schools-community/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-schools-community/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 (schools, community) Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:25:36 +0000
Otji toilets Namibia - 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-schools-community/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8938 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-schools-community/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8938
Can you please introduce yourself, at least a little bit (e.g. by editing your forum profile, see: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/134-user-profile)?

We have had information about the Otji toilets in Namibia (urine diverting dry toilets) on the forum and in the Susana library before (see links below), although none of them talked specifically about Otji toilets in schools in Namibia or in South America where they also have them (in Ecuador, I think).

Do you have fist-hand information on that which you could share?

Here the links to previous stuff about Otji toilets:

Forum post: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/34-uri...-for-the-otji-toilet

Susana case study:
Kleemann, F., Berdau, S. (2011). Otji toilets for peri-urban informal households - Omaruru, Namibia. Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA).
susana.org/lang-en/library?view=ccbktype...p;type=2&id=1186

Conerence paper from 2012:
Ingle, R., Berdau, S., Kleemann, F., Arndt, P. (2012). What does it take to convince decision makers in Omaruru, Namibia to scale up urine diversion dehydration “Otji toilets”?. 4th International Dry Toilet Conference, Tampere, Finland.
susana.org/lang-en/library?view=ccbktype...p;type=2&id=1608

Further documents about Otji toilets in Susana library:
www.susana.org/library?search=otji

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
WG 7 (schools, community) Thu, 12 Jun 2014 08:36:01 +0000
Re: [Wg7] Collecting good case studies of sustainable sanitation in schools and kindergartens from all over the world - by: jckuchena http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-schools-community/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8932 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-schools-community/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8932
Jabulani]]>
WG 7 (schools, community) Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:54:35 +0000
RE: [Wg7] Collecting good case studies of sustainable sanitation in schools and kindergartens from all over the world - by: bankabio http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-schools-community/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8886 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-schools-community/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8886
Environmentally Friendly Bio-toilets by Banka BioLoo in states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India

The Andhra Pradesh Educational Welfare & Infrastructure Development Corporation (APEWIDC) is a government owned entity that is entrusted the task of constructing schools for the socio-economically disadvantaged children. On knowing about the innovative bio-digester technology that treats human waste at source, APEWIDC approached Banka BioLoo Pvt Ltd – the premier bio-toilet company – to convert APEWIDC’s residential schools’ septic tanks to bio-tanks. To pilot with, in 5 schools, Banka BioLoo upgraded the hugely built septic tanks to lesser space consuming multi-chambered matriced bio-tanks. The bio-digester bacteria in these tanks treat the fecal matter, resulting into pathogen-free effluent water – that the schools effectively use for gardening. The system also releases bio-gas, and that is the next step: collect and utilize this bio-gas for cooking. The overall mandate is to upgrade 350 schools’ sanitation systems to this environmentally friendly and sustainable one.

Best regards,
Sanjay]]>
WG 7 (schools, community) Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:11:09 +0000
Zimbabwe Chisungu school sanitation story for WG 7 publication - by: morgan http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-schools-community/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8543 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-schools-community/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8543 It should be 2 pages. It has 5 pictures we took 1000's !

It is amazing how many benefits came out of it, although the method has not yet been replicated in other schools in Zimbabwe.

Best wishes Peter]]>
WG 7 (schools, community) Fri, 09 May 2014 13:32:17 +0000
Re: [Wg7] Collecting good case studies of sustainable sanitation in schools and kindergartens from all over the world - by: scottchen http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-schools-community/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8521 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-schools-community/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8521 Thank you for your good comments on my work.
Yes,it is a big scale project.
We are still improving it.
best regards
Scott]]>
WG 7 (schools, community) Thu, 08 May 2014 03:50:06 +0000
Re: [Wg7] 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-schools-community/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8490 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/60-wg-7-schools-community/3810-collecting-good-case-studies-of-sustainable-sanitation-in-schools-and-kindergartens-from-all-over-the-world?limit=12&start=36#8490 Thanks a lot for your interesting story. As we have collected already quite a lot of stories we could take it onboard for a second edition. The project is of big scale and a perfect example for productive use of human waste. Great!

Lets stay in touch.

Cheers
Christian]]>
WG 7 (schools, community) Tue, 06 May 2014 12:23:59 +0000