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.
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.
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.
Duration: 2018, Location: Potosi Region, Partner: Sumaj Punchay
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.
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.
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.
Duration: 2013 - 2015, Location: Tamale, Partner: Simil Aid
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