Enabling Policy Environment for Wash in Schools

  • There is no national plan of action for WASH in Schools, but there is an alternative plan of action that addresses WASH in Schools.  There is no budget allocation for WASH in Schools programming.
  • The Ministry of Public Works and Housing is the lead agency for the implementation of WASH in Schools programming. Partners that assist in the implementation of WASH in Schools programming include the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, the Ministry of Education, Save the Children, and World Vision.



Quality and Coverage of WASH in Schools Programming

  • WASH in Schools guides and toolkits are not available, and the curriculum does not provide enough space for hygiene promotion.
  • There is no functional Educational Management Information System (EMIS) that monitors WASH in Schools access.
  • There are government standards for pupils per latrine and the provision of water per pupil per day. The standard for pupils per latrine is 30 pupils to 1 latrine.  The standard for provision of water (for drinking and hygiene) per pupil per day at schools is 10 litres to 1 pupil.


Organizations Working in Wash in Schools


Save the Children

Ministry of Public Works and Housing

Ministry of Education