WASH – It’s important for children!

UNICEF recently conducted a workshop in Raipur to highlight the importance of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in schools. WASH is essential for the all-round well-being of all children, especially girls. 




Mrs Reena Kangale, Mission Director, Sarva Sikhsha Abhiyan, Chhattisgarh during inaugural address

Photo Courtesy: UNICEF Chhattisgarh


Statistics that will shock you!

9% of schools in rural Chhattisgarh do not have drinking water and  40% schools do not have toilets. Even the schools that have both drinking water and toilets are not fully functional, with only 71% and 22% respectively working. 

Participants of the workshop recommended that: 

  • The maintenance of WASH facilities in schools be checked regularly to ensure that they work properly. 
  • WASH facilities should be easy to access and easy to use. 
  • Students and teachers be reminded of the importance of WASH through essay, painting and slogan writing competitions.
  • Funds be provided and that the community be more involved in the effort.

 For more details of the workshop, please see the attached report.

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