NTS 008 Sustainable Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) in Schools & Communities

NTS0013: Integrated WASH and Nutrition Programming
March 10, 2019
NTS009:Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and Multiple Uses of Water (MUW)
March 10, 2019

15th – 26th July 2019

Cost US $ 1,480


Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

About the Course

The shared world vision for hygiene, sanitation and water supply for the new millennium recognizes hygiene conditions and adequate access to safe water and sanitation services as a fundamental right.

This continues to be challenging as community WASH programmes do not adequately address hygiene promotion alongside hardware. Universal primary education in many developing countries has resulted in significant increase in schools enrolment but with inadequate facilities and little hygiene, thus affecting learning environment. This has resulted in continued spread of water and sanitation related diseases even where facilities exist.

The combination of improved facilities, correct behavioural practices and education in Schools and Communities are meant to have a positive impact on the health and hygiene conditions of the children and the community as a whole, both now and in the future.  Domestic hygiene further contributes towards a sustained behavior change.

The course on “Sustainable WASH in Schools and in Communities”, will enhance awareness on how to create more effective WASH Programmes.  Focus will be on creating conducive learning environment as well as planning and implementing improvements in Schools and Communities.  The course also seeks to bring about the new awareness of the complex interaction between behavioural and technological elements in schools and communities.


  1. To establish a common understanding of up-to-date approaches to hygiene promotion and environmental sanitation in schools and in communities.
  2. To take stock of best practices ,learn from and share experiences on current practices in hygiene and environmental sanitation in sanitation in schools and communities
  3. To highlight the importance of integrating technical aspects with hygiene and sanitation promotion for sustainable behaviour change.
  4. To improve participants awareness and use of participatory methods that have proved effective in hygiene and environmental sanitation promotion
  5. To develop individual /group strategies implement hygiene and sanitation to optimize benefits from water and sanitation services.

Who can benefit from this course?

This course is designed for managers and staff in development work, staff from education agencies, public health and school heads responsible for hygiene, environmental, sanitation promotion in their institutions, leaders and managers of community based organizations, NGOs, government and donor agency

The sponsoring agency understands that the course fee amounts to:
Tuition: US$ 1,480 (2 weeks); US$950 (1 week); US$650 (3 Days)|
Accommodation: US$ 780 (2 weeks); US$380(1 week); US$165 (3 days)|
Medical Insurance: This is optional for a fee of US$ 350, However, they will be asked to submit either their insurance policy or a letter from the sponsor indicating the responsibility held by the sponsor for any medical costs.

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