Blockages to Service Sustainability of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools Case Study of Selected Public Schools in Kampala Uganda
12 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2018
Date Written: October 30, 2018
When Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) are not adequately available in schools, children`s safety and health are compromised as their precious education time is lost collecting water and or queuing up to access the limited sanitation facilities. This has a regressive bearing on (1) privacy and dignity (2) school attendance (3) student health (4) learning outcomes (5) gender equity and (6) poverty. Every child deserves an opportunity to learn in a safe and healthy environment. Safe drinking water and a safe place to use the toilet are as important as teachers, classrooms, and books. Generating evidence on the cause of service failures and low sustainability of school Water Sanitation and Hygiene services is essential to improve the quality of education. This study assessed blockages to WASH service sustainability of Water Sanitation and Hygiene in Kampala’s public primary schools to inform the development of sustainable WASH in school’s service delivery and management models. Data collection methods included desk reviews, key informant interviews and focus group discussions. WASH blockages analysis was conducted to give a visual representation of the challenges and barriers prohibiting sustainable access to WASH in Schools. Key study findings highlighted three categories of blockage including; enabling environment, WASH infrastructure supply, and service sustainability.
Keywords: Education, Hygiene, Sanitation,Water, Blockages, Kampala
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