MSABI in line with multiple activities is now conducting evaluation of school water, sanitation and hygiene (SWASH) education program. One month after launching SWASH education in 17 schools the sanitation team carried the first evaluation to assess behavioral change among students and its sustainability. Currently the team is conducting the second SWASH education evaluation to all those schools which were involved since the beginning, this evaluation intends to explore the impact of SWASH education program to schools. This evaluation involves both intervention and control schools. The evaluation had obtained information from the students and teachers. Observation was also involved regarding the school sanitation and hygiene practices including the challenges to behavioral change and SWASH education sustainability.
This information obtained is compared among schools with SWASH education intervention and those without it.
|Students participating on superstructure evaluation at Mkasu primary school|
Preliminary result from first SWASH evaluation has shown majority of students (80%) understand the importance of hygiene and sanitation.
|Sanitation field manager Mr Benedict pumping to assist school children to washing their hands|
|Focus group discussion at Malinyi primary school|
|"Bad smell" student some running some covered their mouth/nose with hands, improper use of toilets is the biggest challenges to school latrine in Kilombero and Ulanga Districts.|
|SWASHE members inspecting a school latrine|
Keep reading our blog more results are on the way.
prepared by Fatuma, Rose and Benedict.