It costs at least US$ 10 per student to construct water and sanitation facilities in schools and another US$ 1.40 per student per year for all recurrent costs including continuous support to hygiene promotion.
According to UNICEF, the majority of schools in Burkina Faso don't have drinking water or sanitation facilities. This has been identified as one of the major obstacles to children's education in the country.
Next year the Millennium Development Goals will make way for their successors: the Sustainable Development Goals. What does this mean for global development? What should the new targets include? Organisations working in water, sanitation and hygiene closely follow the making of the new agenda.
Menstrual hygiene management is of critical importance for school going girls. Last week in Kampala a conference on menstrual hygiene management aimed to break the silence and move towards solutions. One of the drivers of the conference was a study undertaken by IRC and SNV Uganda.
THE HAGUE, 28 May 2014 – Water and sanitation remain a priority for the Dutch Government. For the coming years 100 million dollars a year has been budgeted to improve access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) promotion.
The NGO “Give to Colombia” will implement several pilot projects that will serve as models for the Rural Water Supply and Wastewater Management Program in Colombia. The pilot projects will focus on WASH in schools, post-construction support, household connections and self-supply models. IRC has a...
Increase national and international investments in WASH in Schools and engage those who set policies are two of the key messages emerging from recent debates organised by IRC, UNICEF and WASH in Schools partners in Europe in April and May 2011.