5.2.3 School WASH clubs

Supported by national policy, school WASH clubs are established by teachers and students to promote safe water and improved sanitation and hygiene practices in schools. They also encourage boys and girls to change their practices and share those changes with their families when they go back to their homes.

Where policy is being implemented effectively, and where there are NGO interventions, the participation of girls in the different clubs including WASH clubs is excellent.

The National School WASH Implementation Guideline specifies that five boys and five girls should serve as leaders for the WASH clubs, of which one boy and one girl should be representatives of students with disabilities (MoE, 2017b). However, this policy is not always adhered to, and greater effort is needed to encourage schools to follow the guidelines.

5.3 Changing attitudes to excluded people