WASH clubs have been formed in schools to oversee the implementation WASH related activities and planting a tree seedling per child. Participatory education through workshops, music dance and drama, exchange visits; competitions (essay writing, are used to stimulate the thinking of the children and community members. This is augmented by practical / simple exercises for children practiced both at school and at home AWEC facilitates community dialogues where environmental considerations are incorporated into all development.
Sanitation Hygiene and Health
Sanitation Hygiene and Health Education is globally recognized as a key intervention to promote children’s right to health and clean environment and to influence a generational change in health promotion behavior and attitudes. It is also appreciated that not only the quality of teaching but also the environment, especially the availability of safe drinking water and sanitation together with good hygiene practices, influence learning. AWEC promotes best sanitation and hygiene practices using a combination of approaches like School Led Total Sanitation (SLTS), Community Led Total Sanitation (SLTS), Children Hygiene and Sanitation Training (CHAST) and Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST). Practices like hand washing at critical times is emphasized, cleaning of latrines to make them user friendly and keeping classrooms and compound clean using compost pit and dust bins. AWEC created an enabling environment by providing some support equipment’s and infrastructures.
Trainings: school administrators, teachers and learners were given appropriate packages to enable them effectively transforming their sanitation and hygiene practices. Infrastructures including dust bins, for waste management, incinerators for disposing used sanitary pads were provided to schools.
List of schools
- Bushere Primary School
- Kihihi Primary School
- Nyamwegabira Primary School
- Rushoroza Primary School
- Kibimbiri Parents Nursery and Primary School
- Kibimbiri Primary School
- Kiruruma Primary School
- Bukorwe Primary School
- Kihihi High School
- Rushoroza Seed Secondary School