Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene issues — known collectively as WASH — play an important role in schools for three important reasons:

1. WASH challenges are universal to human existence. All students, no matter their age, can relate to these issues. For this reason, WASH education is relevant to all children and can build upon their existing knowledge.

2. Students act as important vehicles to transfer knowledge to their families and the wider community.

3.  Behavior change can best be effected at a young age. The sooner students are able to engage with WASH, the more likely they will begin to practice positive behaviors that can continue through their lifetime.

For more information about WASH, please refer to Manuals, publications and useful links.