Making WASH in Schools more Sustainable Vol. II – Case Stories from SuSanA P artners
The cases brought together here may stimulate us to merge the most successful aspects of the various methodologies together, to form a new concept for a more holistic WASH in Schools approach. I envision an approach that first activates schools with behaviour change measures, that uses the energy created for visionary thinking around improvements for cleaner and more hygienic school sanitation conditions, that reactivates or renovates existing handwashing and toilet facilities before the construction of new infrastructure and that increases ownership on all levels to jointly develop and install routines of how to keep the infrastructure clean and functional in the long term. Only an approach that creates the enabling school environment can ensure sustainable
use of new or additional infrastructure. This publication was realized because of the countless initiatives and individuals that have met under the umbrella of the SuSanA network and spent their time and energy to improve the school environment in various ways. We hope to hereby enrich the global discussion on striving for sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene for children and their teachers in schools. Certainly these stories provide a rich resource of proven and innovative solutions and approaches. I hope that they stimulate many readers and will thereby support the further development of sustainable WASH in School projects and programmes as well as national strategies and implementation plans.