Podcast: Involving local communities for sustainable WASH in Schools

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In this episode of WASH Talks podcast series, host Andy Narracott talks about WASH in schools with Linda Lilian, Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist at Simavi Uganda, and Machtelt Oudenhuijzen, Senior Programme Manager at Aqua for All and lead of the Football for Water programme.

Linda is involved in the WASH and Learn! programme which Simavi is leading with six local partners in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Linda shares examples on generating income to maintain facilities in schools, involving school leaders, communities, parents and children. Policies differ per country so context specific solutions need to be found. Machtelt as lead of Football for Water, a unique programme in Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique, explains that it is difficult to motivate local stakeholders. Therefore, they advise on appropriate design, easy to clean facilities that are affordable and safe for children. Football for Water uses the game of football to instigate behaviour change in children and teaches them life skills.

Listen to the podcast and read the show notes here.

Date: 12 November 2018
Country: 
Ghana,
Kenya,
Mozambique,
Tanzania,
Uganda
Type: 
Institutions: 
IRC