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Roles and responsibilities : what are the best models for sustaining and maintaining school WASH facilities?

School-based water treatment, latrine provision, and handwashing programs have demonstrated measurable improvements for both health and educational outcomes. Unfortunately, school WASH interventions face serious challenges to sustainability. Evaluations have demonstrated sharp declines over time in functionality of water and sanitation infrastructure and the provision of key inputs, such as soap and treated drinking water.
A qualitative study among twelve public primary schools in Nyanza Province, Western Kenya was conducted to identify alternative models for expanding and clarifying the roles and responsibilities for maintaining school WASH facilities at the school and community level. The roles and responsibilities include actions (i.e. providing soap and cleaning latrines), monitoring those actions, and communicating information about problems and solutions to others. [authors abstract]

This is a one-page summary based on the report, ‘Summary report : roles and responsibilities extended learning period, A SWASH+ Project research report', prepared by V. Trinies and R. Dreibelbis.

This is a SWASH+ -output.

TitleRoles and responsibilities : what are the best models for sustaining and maintaining school WASH facilities?
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsTrinies, V., Dreibelbis, R.
Pagination1 p.; 1 fig.
Date Published2012-01-01
PublisherCARE Kenya
Place PublishedNairobi, Kenya
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, kenya nyanza province, kenya western region, monitoring, schools, water treatment
Abstract

School-based water treatment, latrine provision, and handwashing programs have demonstrated measurable improvements for both health and educational outcomes. Unfortunately, school WASH interventions face serious challenges to sustainability. Evaluations have demonstrated sharp declines over time in functionality of water and sanitation infrastructure and the provision of key inputs, such as soap and treated drinking water.
A qualitative study among twelve public primary schools in Nyanza Province, Western Kenya was conducted to identify alternative models for expanding and clarifying the roles and responsibilities for maintaining school WASH facilities at the school and community level. The roles and responsibilities include actions (i.e. providing soap and cleaning latrines), monitoring those actions, and communicating information about problems and solutions to others. [authors abstract]

This is a one-page summary based on the report, ‘Summary report : roles and responsibilities extended learning period, A SWASH+ Project research report', prepared by V. Trinies and R. Dreibelbis.

This is a SWASH+ -output.

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