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School sanitation and hygiene education [Quality Assurance: Sandy Cairncross]

Author(s): Snel, Marielle  |  Cairncross, Sandy

Publisher: WEDC
Place of publication: Loughborough University, UK
Year: 2003

Series: WELL Fact Sheet
Collection(s): WELL


School Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SSHE) is a very attractive issue not only from the political but also from a social perspective. It is based on the premise that children have a right to basic facilities such as school toilets, safe drinking water, clean surroundings and information on hygiene. If these conditions are created, children come to school, enjoy learning, learn better and take back to their families concepts and practices on sanitation and hygiene. In this way, investment in education is more productive. Such conditions have an even greater positive outcome for girls who often stay way from or drop out of schools which do not have toilet facilities. This fact sheet gives an overview on issues which arise in school sanitation and hygiene education (SSHE).

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