• Ensure that, by 2015, children
everywhere, boys and girls alike,
will be able to complete a full
course of primary schooling
• Gender, Poverty and Place of Residency
are all factors that keep children out of
• One in four children who enter primary
school will probably leave before reaching
the last grade
WASH (WATER, SANITATION AND
• WASH is a hygiene promotion scheme that is
being brought into schools in the developing
world in order to improve health and sanitiation
in the school.
• Its aim is to improve hygiene, reduce disease,
increase performance, increased attendance and
this will eventually lead to economic growth
within the developing world.
• WASH in Afghanistan: In 2010 help secure
funding to meet students’ needs, a Call to Action
was jointly issued by the Afghan Ministries of
Education, Public Health, and Rural
Rehabilitation and Development, along with
UNICEF and the World Health Organization.
• National Conference Indonesia: The
Conference highlighted the importance of
WASH in schools. It focused on re-examining
and renewing efforts to achieve the MDG in the
WASH PROGRESS IN KENYA
• The project supplied 45 public primary schools with
clay pots for safe water storage.
• It provided primary schools with a year’s supply of
• It also provided water tanks with taps and soap for
hand washing in schools.
• Two teachers from each school received educational
materials on water treatment, safe storage and good
hand-washing practices for use in the classroom
• Safe water clubs were set up with students, who
were encouraged to share the information with their
HOW WASH HELPS SCHOOLS IN THE
• The improved water and sanitation facilities
attract and retain more students and teachers
within the school.
GDG (GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT GROUP)
• An Australian charity organisation
carrying out projects with approved
partners and providing aid to relieve
poverty in the Developing World.
• Provide long term solutions.
WORK DONE BE GDG
• Kiberia, Kenya: A school was set up. Now the
school has 1074 students. There are more than
70 students in each class. They share textbooks
and not all of them have the necessary
equipment. 30% of parents cant pay the fee. The
fees also supply student lunches. The project is
helping even though the conditions are not very
• Phillipines: This project focuses on rescuing
and educating street children. The children are
tested and placed in classes based on their
abilities. The program allows them to progress
faster than they would in a public school. Some
students finish two school years in one. Students
are also offered the opportunity to study art and
music and receive basic training in agriculture.
PROGRESS SO FAR……
• If current trends continue the goal will not be
met by 2015.
WHAT HAS HELPED…
• Abolishing school fees in Burundi, Ethiopia,
Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Nepal and
• Investing in teaching infrastructure and
resources in Ghana, Nepal and Tanzania
• Promoting education for girls in Botswana,
Egypt and Malawi
• Expanding access to remote and rural areas in
Bolivia and Mongolia
• Laos is a landlocked country in Southeast
Asia, bordered by Burma and China to the
northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the
south, and Thailand to the west.