WASH in Schools
Monitoring of operation and maintenance of WASH facilities in schools.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities in schools are poorly maintained and budget is not allocated for operations & maintenance. Students can monitor WASH facilities, but so far, they don’t do it systematically, and their findings are not shared with the authorities or the public.
Develop a monitoring system that can be used by children in schools, even in the poorest communities/ schools, to report on the condition of their WASH facilities. The monitoring system could be mobile phone based a reward system for successful reporting. It should also be visible to the school board. If more schools participate, can there be a comparison/ ranking between them?
Simply by dealing with this issue, it raises awareness among students on the condition of their WASH facilities. The interactive part of it allows them to engage more and increase the pressure on the school management to keep the facilities in place.