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Research shows that water, sanitation and hygiene services (WASH) in schools can be a powerful agent for societal change.  This briefing note is a synthesis of an expert panel discussion on “WASH in schools: a way forward for Odisha”, which took place in Bhubaneswar, India, on May 17, 2018. The discussion focused on the importance of giving equal attention to both infrastructure provision and maintenance for WASH in schools. It started by examining relevant national policies, initiatives and monitoring systems related to WASH in schools. This was followed by an analysis of the gaps and challenges. Key recommendations for various stakeholders, ranging from school management committees (SMCs) to local government, NGOs and the private sector, and from students to senior citizens are provided.

TitleAbsolute need for providing infrastructure and regular maintenance for WASH in schools : synthesis document
Publication TypeBriefing Note
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsWorld Vision India, India Sanitation Coalition, IRC, TARU Leading Edge
Secondary TitleInsights series
Pagination6 p.
Date Published07/2018
PublisherIRC, World Vision India, India Sanitation Coalition and TARU Leading Edge
Place PublishedNew Delhi, India
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

Research shows that water, sanitation and hygiene services (WASH) in schools can be a powerful agent for societal change.  This briefing note is a synthesis of an expert panel discussion on “WASH in schools: a way forward for Odisha”, which took place in Bhubaneswar, India, on May 17, 2018. The discussion focused on the importance of giving equal attention to both infrastructure provision and maintenance for WASH in schools. It started by examining relevant national policies, initiatives and monitoring systems related to WASH in schools. This was followed by an analysis of the gaps and challenges. Key recommendations for various stakeholders, ranging from school management committees (SMCs) to local government, NGOs and the private sector, and from students to senior citizens are provided.

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