Since 2005, IRHA have implemented Blue School infrastructure in over 60 schools, in 14 countries.
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.
Location: Pokhara region (rural), Partner: Kanchan Nepal
IMPACT: providing 68 children and staff with access to safe drinking water and toilets through the "Blue School" @IRHA Label.
Location: Potosi Region, Partner: Sumaj Punchay
IMPACT: providing over 1,680 children and teachers in 2 schools with safe drinking water and quality sanitation, and school gardens. These vegetable patches diversify students' diets and teach them how indigenous, comestible plants are cultivated.
Location: Pokhara Region (rural), Partner: Kanchan Nepal
IMPACT: enabling 7,716 children to access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities, by installing Blue School infrastructure in 7 schools.
Location: Kathmandu (urban), Partner: Guthi
IMPACT: enabling 2,860 children to access to drinking water and sanitation facilities by installing Blue School infrastructure. 2 rainwater harvesting tanks were built at the Vishwo Niketan school, including one 50m3 underground reservoir. A second 25 m3 tank was built at the Janat Prabhat school.
Location: Oaxaca region, Partner: Neta Cero, IRRI
IMPACT: Enabling 2,500 children to access 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.
Location: Tamale, Partner: Simil Aid
IMPACT: enabling 6'412 children and teachers from 17 schools, and 2 health centers with 12'500 patients per year and 15 staff members to access drinking water, sanitation facilities and improved hygiene protocols.
IMPACT: enabling 1'180 children to access drinking water and sanitation facilities by installing Blue School facilities in 6 schools.