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TIE (Tanzania Institute of Education)
Importance of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
(WASH in schools)
sanitation, and hygiene are all critical for good health. Schools should focus
on improving WASH in schools to ensure that their students stay healthy.
World Health Organization (WHO) has identified school-based water, sanitation,
and hygiene as a key strategy to fight the global spread of infectious
should take a unified focus on improving WASH in schools because they have an
opportunity like no other organization has, using the fact that their students
are at the learning age about these essential principles they need to learn.
have been many scientific studies regarding the benefits of drinking water
throughout the day and focusing especially on the fact that it’s a way of
protecting health and contributes to well-being for both staff and pupils
recognised that children should drink at least 3 to 4 glasses of water during a
day and even more when in warmer times of year and when partaking in more
rigorous exercise in PE or Games.
it seems natural that water needs to be situated in a convenient and safe
location for easy access to encourage regular drinking. It should also be
attractive in terms of taste and temperature and children need to be encouraged
and supported to keep drinking during the day.
such as Glug
Glug Glug supply mains fed water coolers and fountains that would help
satisfy this requirement with chilled and filtered fresh water. They use a
simple carbon filter to remove bad tastes and chlorine smells and encourage the
children to drink more water.
Importance of WASH:
must remember that regular consumption of water will have many benefits such
in tiredness & irritability
& low-cost hydration
with the reduction of obesity
short-term illnesses such as headaches & bladder or bowel problems
a healthy kidney
the body requires constant re-hydration to combat fluid it loses. The pupils
could begin to feel tired and lack concentration after only losing 1% hydration
of the body
Challenges for WASH in Schools
is a limited resource that unfortunately only meets the needs of half of the
world’s population. As water becomes more scarce, creating a plan for the
future becomes critical, especially for places where water scarcity is an
should have the chance to stay healthy and fit for school by having access to
clean drinking water and sanitation facilities. Recently, there have been
successful efforts in this regard, with schools adopting innovative water
conservation strategies and creating access to sanitation facilities on school
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 844 million people lack access to clean water, while 2 billion people lack access to improved sanitation.
numbers highlight the importance of this problem and how it could affect the
education of children worldwide if not adequately addressed.