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2016

WASH and Learn ! An Eastern Africa Community and School WASH Learning and Exchange Programme

Kenya, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda

Titre : WASH and Learn ! An Eastern Africa Community and School WASH Learning and Exchange Programme

Pays/Région : Kenya, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda

Date  : 01-Mar-2016 / 28-Feb-2019

Contexte
Today, 2.5 billion people around the world lack access to adequate sanitation and 1.8 billion people use a drinking water source that is not safe. Without access to safe water and sanitation diseases spread fast : for example over 13,700 people die every day from diarrhoeal diseases alone. Access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services aren’t only important in the home : to successfully improve basic health, WASH services and education must be extended to schools and other public places. WASH services and education in schools lag far behind WASH at household level. Currently 31% of schools in developing countries have no access to an improved water source.

Without having proper access and use of WASH facilities at schools and at households the health situation of the community will not improve adequately, and either the school based or the community / household WASH facilities will be overused and overburdened resulting in a reduced lifespan of the facilities.

Résumé
WASH and Learn is a programme addressing the water, sanitation and hygiene needs in schools and surrounding communities in selected areas in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The programme will use an integrated WASH approach so work on water supply, sanitation and hygiene behaviour improvements. Every country will have its own unique compenent in the programme, whilst stimulating peer-to-peer learning.

Objectifs
* Improved access and use of WASH facilities for 19,380 pupils at school ; * Improved sustainable access and use of WASH facilities for 26,470 people from the communities surrounding the schools * Improved capacity of local NGOs on:implementing WASH programmes in schools and community ; business skills ; and technical skills * Improved capacity and involvement of local entrepreneurs to provide WASH services to schools and households/communities

Population cible
School pupils and people from surrounding communities in selected regions in Kenya (Nambale and Teso South sub-counties), Uganda (Rwenzori region and Kibaale district) and Tanzania (Tabora and Dodoma region). The programme is paying special attention to schools : children - early adaptors - learn more easily than adults and they are quicker in adjusting their behaviour. At the same time, the communities around selected schools are targeted, to provide WASH facilities at home and at school, and to ensure school WASH facilities are not being over-used by the communities

Total Budget : 1,890,000 EUR

Présentation : Aqua for All

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