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Sustaining school hand washing and water treatment programmes : lessons learned and to be learned

In Nyanza Province, Kenya, a sustainability evaluation of 55 pilot primary schools 2.5 years after the implementation of the Safe Water System (SWS) intervention revealed that programme activities were not successfully sustained in any of the schools visited. The most common criterion met was drinking water provision. We identified six enabling environment domains: financial capacity; accountability; technical feasibility and availability; community support; school leadership and management; and student engagement. While these domains pertain to the sustaining of the SWS activities in schools, they are likely to be applicable in creating an enabling environment and serve as proxy indicators for other school water, sanitation, and hygiene initiatives as well. [authors abstract]

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TitleSustaining school hand washing and water treatment programmes : lessons learned and to be learned
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsSaboori, S., Mwaki, A., Porter, S., Okech, B., Freeman, M.C., Rheingans, R.D., Center for Global Safe Water at Emory University -Atlanta, GA, US.
PaginationP. 298 - 311; 4 tab.
Keywordsenvironment, hand washing, kenya nyanza province, safe water supply, school sanitation and hygiene education program, soap, sustainability, water costs
Abstract

In Nyanza Province, Kenya, a sustainability evaluation of 55 pilot primary schools 2.5 years after the implementation of the Safe Water System (SWS) intervention revealed that programme activities were not successfully sustained in any of the schools visited. The most common criterion met was drinking water provision. We identified six enabling environment domains: financial capacity; accountability; technical feasibility and availability; community support; school leadership and management; and student engagement. While these domains pertain to the sustaining of the SWS activities in schools, they are likely to be applicable in creating an enabling environment and serve as proxy indicators for other school water, sanitation, and hygiene initiatives as well. [authors abstract]

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