The importance of WASH in schools


The importance of WASH in schools has been globally recognized by its inclusion in the SDG targets.In Sub-Saharan Africa, 53% of schools have limited drinking water services, 14% have limited sanitation services and 21% have basic hygiene services.

In this WASH Talk, host Andy Narracott, (IRC) talks about WASH in schools with Linda Lilian, (Simavi) & our Program Manager Machtelt Oudenhuijzen. Machtelt as lead of Football for Water, explains that it is difficult to motivate local stakeholders. Therefore, they advise on appropriate design, easy to clean facilities that are affordable and safe for children. Football for Water uses the game of football to instigate behaviour change in children and teaches them life skills.

Listen here to learn more about the creative solutions Simavi & Aqua for All use in Africa: