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WASH in Schools Target Challenge: Sharing Success, Overcoming Obstacles, Finding Partners

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The WASH in Schools Target Challenge is underway with projects in Kenya, India, Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize. Celebrate the successes we've seen in these countries and learn how organizers have overcome challenges along the way. We'll devote the final 30 minutes of this session to connecting Rotarians interested in partnering on these exciting projects together.

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WASH in Schools Target Challenge: Sharing Success, Overcoming Obstacles, Finding Partners

  1. 1. WASH in School Target Challenge: Sharing Success, Overcoming Obstacles, Finding Partners Wednesday, 27 June 2018
  2. 2. Erica Gwynn Area of Focus Manager, Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene WASH in Schools Target Challenge Co-manager Moderators Mary Jo Jean-Francois Area of Focus Manager, Basic Education & Literacy WASH in Schools Target Challenge Co-manager
  3. 3. Trustee Sushil Gupta TRF Committee Chair WASH in Schools Target Challenge Rotary Foundation Trustee 2014-18 Welcome
  4. 4. WASH in Schools Target Challenge
  5. 5. WASH in Schools Target Challenge Partnership Matches Global Grants WinS Competitive Grants Endowed/ term gifts Cash Contributions Districted Designated Funds
  6. 6. •Target Challenge overview •Successes & lessons learned •Network! Objectives LET’S COME TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE :
  7. 7. While you may have done WASH in Schools projects in the past, the Target Challenge asks to take a approach.
  8. 8. Basic education & Literacy Water, sanitation, and hygiene Current BEL and WASH projects
  9. 9. Target Challenge projects WASH in Schools Interactive hygiene education teacher training WASH lessons integrated into enhanced curriculum
  10. 10. Panelists India, PDG Ganesh Bhat Honduras, PDG Carlos Flores Kenya, Rotarian Mariam Wangui Guatemala, Rotarian Diego Furlan
  11. 11. •Successes •Challenges •Focus of the future India
  12. 12. Success of Wash in Schools Two core groups played a critical role in bringing about change: 1. School Cabinet: Comprised of leaders elected by students. They were responsible to monitor the facility and the behavior change 2. School Development and Management Committee: Teachers, parents and community leaders were brought together to coordinate and implement the plan of action.
  13. 13. Challenges of Wash in Schools • Including parents in the provision of supplies such as soap/ash, especially in smaller, remote communities Information System • Balance between hardware, knowledge and practice • Unavailability of sufficient water sources near the schools for WASH infrastructure to be functional • Capacity building of SMCs for leveraging funds for School WASH available through government schemes • Lack of clear guidelines on roles of stakeholders in planning and preparation of O&M
  14. 14. The way ahead • Track WASH in Schools coverage in your region through the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Management Information System • Engage with at scale WASH in Schools programs • Involve multiple stakeholders to support WASH in Schools programs • Contribute evidence on the impact of WASH in Schools programs • Raise the profile of WASH in Schools programs through Rotary's on-ground presence, Rotary's communication channels and influential network
  15. 15. The way ahead – stress given to: • Child Cabinets in all schools • Mainstreaming teachers training on WASH issues • Celebrating Hand Washing Day and other related events • Awards, recognition of schools having the best maintained WASH facilities
  16. 16. •Community assessment results •Challenges •Achievements Honduras
  17. 17. We are Planning! What are we doing in our communities at this time?
  18. 18. Community Evaluation The evaluation of the strengths, weaknesses, assets and needs of a community is the first step in the planning of an effective service project.
  19. 19. 1. Lack or shortage of water in schools. 2. Poor condition of the sanitary modules. 3. Lack of education on hygiene issues in children and teachers. 4. Schools without cleaning supplies and pure water. Findings
  20. 20. Challenges 1. Sensitize the community in health and hygiene issues. 2. Permanent water supply in schools. 3. Construction of Sanitary modules. 4. Schools with pure water for drinking and cleaning supplies.
  21. 21. 1. Socialization with local authorities to get their support 2. Design of plans on sanitary modules in schools. 3. Construction of health modules in schools. 4. Support from some Rotary clubs. Achievements Obtained
  22. 22. FINDINGS before, there was support from other institutions focused on health and school hygiene issues, but the authorities did not provide the necessary accompaniment. Synergies ACHIEVEMENTS the support of local authorities, NGO´s, as well as the support of the beneficiary communities, has been achieved.
  23. 23. A PAGE FOR BIG BOLDBULLET ITEMS Advances project WINS Construction of sanitary modules taking into account the requirements of the WINS project.
  24. 24. •Successes •Challenges •Focus of the future Kenya
  25. 25. CURRENT ONGOING SITUATION IN MOST PARTS OF THE COUNTRY
  26. 26. MAJOR CHALLENGES 1. Distractive Election Period 2. Overcrowded schools 3. Devolution: Slow Nationwide coordination. 4. Corruption: Cases of funds misuse yielding to major donors shying from direct collaboration with the Ministry of Education. 5. Low Prioritization and Poor funding of WASH in Schools. Focus has been on classrooms, books and some parts teachers too.
  27. 27. 1. Ministry of Health, and Corporates general and continued publicity on the importance of Hygiene. 2. Ministry of Education introduction of WASH in the schools curriculum. SHARING SUCCESS
  28. 28. Due to the variable challenges in D9212 we need partners 1. International Rotary Clubs 2. Wasrag 3. Corporates – Coca Cola, Unilever, etc 4. Donor Organizations – World Bank, DFID, CARE, UNICEF, Embassies, WHO etc Wins Target Challenge D9212 and Finding Partners
  29. 29. •Success stories •Lessons learned •Opportunities for improvement Guatemala Projects
  30. 30. Success stories RC Guatemala Sur
  31. 31. Success stories RC Guatemala Sur
  32. 32. Success stories RC del Valle de Guatemala
  33. 33. Success stories RC Guatemala la Reforma
  34. 34. Improve quality and sustainability Success stories
  35. 35. ● Do higher quality-longer period projects ● Clarity in the communicaction in the first approach ● Change in community leaders from needs assesstment to GG aproval ● Multi schools because of global grant minimum budget Lessons learned
  36. 36. ● Do higher quality projects ● Longer period projects ● The posibility of WASH, education and diesease prevention projects ● Hability to develop fully comprehensive solutions Opportunities for improvement
  37. 37. Lack of higiene Diarrhea Malnutrition Sub development
  38. 38. Questions? Presenter, add email for contact (optional)
  39. 39. NETWORK!

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