Water, Sanitation and Hygiene education in schools – a strategic approach known as WASH in School – provides safe drinking water, improved sanitation facilities and hygiene education encouraging the development of healthy behavior of life. WASH in school helps fulfill children’s right to health and education.
Hence, WASH program is an integral part of education system that improves health foster learning and enables children to participate as agents of change for their siblings, their parents and the community at large.
Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009 envisaged creating a sanitary and hygiene learning environment by providing each student with basic drinking water and toilet facilities.
Major Activities under WASH in School