Enabling Policy Environment for Wash in Schools

WinS Angola is part of the Child Friendly School (CFS) framework of the UNICEF Education Section as one of the main achievements of Quality Education. In 2010-11 the CFS principles were developed and approved by the Ministry of Education, with a complete CFS Framework for education system planning under development as a guide to education reform in Angola. Support to field-level pilots, such as the Gender Action Plan pilot and a Parent Community Participation initiative, resulted in key guidance for policy and strategy revision processes in 2011 – including thorough integration in the CFS Framework.

Quality and Coverage of WASH in Schools Programming

angola-coverageUNICEF has supported the development of resource materials to promote hygiene education and piloted the materials in target primary schools. The Teachers Hygiene Education training manual was developed by UNICEF in cooperation with ADPP (Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo).

The Teachers Hygiene Education training manual (Integrated Life Skills-based Hygiene – LSB-HE) incorporates key messages into a set of teachers guidebooks, story cards, songs, word cards, posters, cartoon booklets and games.

The latest revision of the Teachers Hygiene Education training manual was reviewed by INIDE/MED (Instituto Nacional de Investigação e Desinvolvimento da Educação/Ministeiro da Educação).

Ministry of Education (MED) integrated Life Skills-based Hygiene (LSB-HE) into the primary school curriculum, using the LSB-HE manual designed and adapted by UNICEF-IRC as a resource material for teaching; The available data (Source: SISAS – Sistema de Informação de Águas e Saneamento) on WASH in 3,274 schools that 52% of the schools have access to sanitation facilities and 30% of the schools have access to improved water supply.


Organizations Working in Wash in Schools

Ministry of Education


Government of Japan