FRESH Tools for Effective School HealthFirst Edition
Guidelines for the Provision of Safe Water
and Sanitation Facilities in Schools
Description of the tool:
This tool sets out some guidelines and optimal and minimal acceptable standards for the provision of safe water and sanitation facilities in schools.
The information in this tool was adapted by UNESCO from the following publication:
WFP, UNESCO and WHO 1999. School Feeding Handbook. Rome, World Food Programme.
Description of the document:
Developed to assist project officers and others involved in WFP-funded school feeding projects, this manual contains practical information on the design, implementation and evaluation of such programmes that anyone planning or currently running a school feeding programme can use. It includes sections describing the rationale for and expected benefits of school feeding; implementation issues related to health and nutrition, ration composition, food safety, water supply and sanitation and deworming interventions; and the fundamentals of monitoring and evaluating the results of programme activities. A variety of model checklists and reporting forms are also found in this publication.
This information supports Core Component #2 of the FRESH framework for effective school health: water, sanitation & the environment. It will have a greater impact if it is reinforced by activities in the other three components of the framework.