Every child has the right to a quality education, which includes access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services while at school. Children spend a significant portion of their day at school where WASH services can impact student learning, health, and dignity, particularly for girls.
The inclusion of WASH in schools in the Sustainable Development Goals (targets 4.a, 6.1, 6.2) represents increasing recognition of their importance as key components of a ‘safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environment’ and as part of ‘universal’ WASH access, which emphasizes the need for WASH outside of the home.
Supporting Schools and health centres for improved sanitation and hygiene continues to be a major intervention for Turi kumwe Development Foundation. Since 2017, Turi kumwe Development Foundation in Partnership with Young Water Solutions has been implementing WASH related projects in Hakibale Sub-county, Kabarole District, Uganda.