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Meeting the needs of schools and communities through improved WASH interventions in Kenya

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posted on 2018-02-12, 15:10 authored by Anne A. Kombija, Alfred Adongo
This is an experience sharing about a strategy for meeting high demand for WASH interventions in school communities. Overwhelming demands for WASH facilities in most primary schools in Kenya has been created by the introduction of free primary education. Many WASH interventions have focused only on implementation of WASH facilities in schools while pupils still face challenges associated with inadequate WASH facilities at home. The paper outlines the approaches of project implementation which incorporated mechanisms for up scaling, replicating and sustaining the WASH projects both within the school and in the community. The approaches are highlighted using a case study about a school WASH project implemented by SANA International and funded by WaterCan in which the impact assessment findings indicated improved accessibility to improved WASH facilities and behaviour change. The paper also outlines the project approaches and technologies and key lessons learnt that can be recommended similar interventions in future.



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KOMBIJA, A.A. and ADONGO, A., 2013. Meeting the needs of schools and communities through improved WASH interventions in Kenya. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Delivering water, sanitation and hygiene services in an uncertain environment: Proceedings of the 36th WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya, 1-5 July 2013, 5pp.


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