Blue Schools @IRHA

Since 2005, IRHA has developed and implemented Blue School infrastructure in 64 schools, over 14 countries. Based on a concept combining rainwater harvesting, multiple use of water, and school gardening, Blue school@IRHA concept has been replicated by other NGOs to benefit the students in many locations.


 

Blues Schools programme

In addition to providing rainwater-fed Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH), Blue Schools promote environmental awareness through planting school gardens, reforestation, and waste management activities. This holistic approach teaches children about feedbacks between water, environmental conservation, waste management and food production.




The objectives of the Blue Schools are :

SO1) to contribute to the improvement of access to drinking water and hygiene conditions in schools;

SO2) promote environmental education and raise awareness among children and the community on the link between water and environmental preservation.

NEPAL // MONITORING REPORT


 

Blue School, Nepal, 2019

Location: Pokhara region (rural), Partner: Kanchan Nepal

IMPACT: 68 children and staff benefit from access to safe drinking water and toilets through the "Blue School" @IRHA Label.

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Blue School, Bolivia, 2018

Location: Potosi Region, Partner: Sumaj Punchay

IMPACT: 1,680 children and teachers in two schools benefit from safe drinking water, quality sanitation and school gardens. These vegetable patches diversify students' diets and teach them how indigenous, comestible plants are cultivated.

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Blue Schools, Nepal, 2014-18

Location: Pokhara Region (rural), Partner: Kanchan Nepal

IMPACT: 7,716 children benefit from access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities, by installing Blue School infrastructure in 8 schools.

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Blue School, Nepal, 2016-18

Location: Kathmandu (urban), Partner: Guthi

IMPACT: 2'860 children benefit from access to drinking water and sanitation facilities with the labelisation of two schools as a Blue School @IRHA. Two rainwater harvesting tanks were built, including one 50m3 underground reservoir in Vishwo Niketan school and a second 25 m3 tank in Janat Prabhat school.

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Blue School, Mexico, 2014-15

Location: Oaxaca region, Partner: Neta Cero, IRRI
IMPACT: 2'500 children benefit from access to drinking water and sanitation facilities by installing Blue School infrastructure in 3 schools. Establishing a rainwater treatment plant significantly improved drinking water quality and relieve many women of the burden of carrying water.

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Blue School, Ghana, 2013-15

Location: Tamale, Partner: Simil Aid

IMPACT: 6'412 children and teachers from 17 schools, and 2 health centers with 12'500 patients per year and 15 staff members benefit from access to drinking water, sanitation facilities and improved hygiene protocols.

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 2011– 2014, Région de Kaolack, (Sénégal), en partenariat avec Caritas KaolackObjectif: le projet a eu pour objectif de permettre à 1 180 enfants de bénéficier d’un accès quotidien à l’eau potable, ainsi que de toilettes aménagées, grâce à la labellisation de 6 écoles en Ecoles Bleues.

Blue School, Senegal, 2011-13

Location: Kaolack, Partner: Caritas Kaolack

IMPACT: 1'180 children benefit from access to drinking water and sanitation facilities by installing Blue School facilities in 6 schools. Learning good hygiene practices has enabled children to significantly reduce the routes of contamination, while spreading these practices within their households.

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