Sustainable WASH in Schools (WinS) – Self-paced Course

$550 $350




Globally, school children are exposed to a myriad public health risks and hazards. The situation is worse especially in developing countries and worse still in countries faced with recurrent or protracted humanitarian crises. With the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global development community have renewed their commitment to sustain efforts towards providing quality education that is inclusive as articulated under SDG 4 (Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning) and the concomitant targets.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is a critical component in promoting a conducive learning environment in school hence impacting significantly the quality of education. A number of studies have shown that schools with safe drinking water supply, improved sanitation amenities and appropriate hygiene promotion programs have higher enrollment and retention rates. Consequently, children in such schools perform well in curriculum and extra-curriculum activities.

The training is aimed at equipping stakeholders with knowledge and skills for effective and efficient management of WASH in Schools (WinS) in both development and emergency contexts.

By the end of the course, trainees will be able to design, implement, monitor and evaluate WASH programs in schools that are responsive, inclusive and sustainable in terms of meeting the needs of school children.

Course objectives

The following objectives are planned to be achieved by the end of the training:

  • To identify critical planning activities such as assessing current WASH in schools conditions and existing approaches;
  • To identify key WinS stakeholders and how to engage them at various levels;
  • To learn on appropriate hygiene behaviour change approaches;
  • To explore various child-friendly WinS facilities;
  • To learn how to conduct effective monitoring and evaluation of WinS for accountability and sustainability.

Course content

  • Introduction to WASH in schools (WinS);
  • Effective planning of WinS programmes;
  • Hygiene behaviour change approaches;
  • School health club concept;
  • Operation and maintenance of WinS infrastructure;
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of WinS;
  • WinS in emergency context.

Language of instruction


Target group

Programme staff of humanitarian and development agencies including project managers, officers, health workers, hygiene promoters, public health officers, education officers and teachers.

Training methodology

The training method of delivery will consist of recordings, documentaries, articles, reference materials, quizzes and assessments.

Training cost

The training cost is US$ 350 and it covers the tuition fees, learning materials and certification. Further information will be provided upon inquiry.

Application process

Applicants should complete the Course Application Form and send the duly filled scanned copy of the form to

Tailor-made training option

We can provide your organization a tailor-made training with similar content but addressing your specific capacity needs. In case you want to explore this option, you can contact us to share with you a proposal for that training.


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