The Blue Schools

The Blue Schools program, developed by IRHA, was successfully tested since 2005 in more than 60 schools and 14 countries. This concept intends to go beyond the strict concept of WASH by offering an integrated programme of environmental education and awareness.


 

Blue Schools Programme

This multi-component concept combines the key elements of Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) along with environmental awareness aspects such as school gardens, reforestation campaigns and waste management. This holistic approach helps to demonstrate to children, in apractical way, the close link between water, environment, waste management and food production.

The objectives of the Blue Schools are to:

SO1) contribute to improve access to drinkingwater and hygiene conditions in schools;

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

Blue School, Nepal, 2019

Duration: 2019, Location: Pokhara region (rural area), Partner: Kanchan Nepal

Objectives: The project aimed to provide 68 children and staff with access to safe drinking water and toilets through the "Blue School" label. This accreditation guarantees access to water, sanitation and education to families in the communities of the Annapurna villages.

 

Blue School, Bolivia, 2018

Duration: 2018, Location: Potosi Region, Partner: Sumaj Punchay

Objectives: The project aims to provide more than 1,680 children and teachers in 2 schools with access to safe drinking water and quality sanitation. School gardens diversify students' diets by demonstrating, through practice, the cultivation of these forgotten plants.


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Blue School, Nepal , 2014 -2018

Duration: 2014 - 2018, Location: Pokhara Region (rural area), Partner: Kanchan Nepal

Objectives: The objective of the project was to enable 7,716 children to benefit from access to safe drinking water and improved toilets, thanks to the labeling of 7 schools in Blue Schools. This certification guarantees access to water and education for families in Annapurna village communities.

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Blue School, Nepal, 2016-2018

Duration: 2016 - 2018, Location: Kathmandu (urban area), Partner: Guthi

Objectives: The objective of the project was to enable 2,860 children to have access to drinking water and hygienic toilets thanks to the labeling of 2 schools in Blue Schools. 2 tanks were built, one of 50m3 underground in the school of Vishwo Niketan, a second of 25 m3 at the school of Janat Prabhat.

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Blue School, Mexico, 2014-2015

Duration: 2014-2015, Location: region of Oaxaca, Partner: Neta Cero, IRRI

Objectives: The project aimed to allow 2,500 children to benefit from daily access to drinking water, as well as improved toilets, through the labeling of 3 schools in Blue Schools. The establishment of a rainwater treatment plant has significantly improved the quality of the water distributed and greatly relieves the burden of it in communities, especially for women.

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Blue School, Ghana, 2013-2015

Duration: 2013 - 2015, Location: Tamale, Partner: Simil Aid

Objectives: The project was aimed at enabling 6'412 children and teachers from 17 schools, 2 health centers with 12'500 patients per year and 15 staff members to benefit from access to water. sanitation and hygiene.


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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, 2011-2013

Duration: 2011-2014, Lieu: region of Kaolack, Partenaire: Caritas Kaolack

Objectives: The project aimed to provide 1'180 children with daily access to drinking water and improved toilets through the labeling of 6 schools in Blue Schools. Learning good hygiene practices has allowed children to significantly reduce contamination routes and disseminate these uses within their households.


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