The WASH Concept is a Simple and Innovative Approach that Incorporates Children as change agents to implement the Integrated School and Community Health Program. This is done in Partnership with Stakeholders such as Parents, Teachers and the Ministries of Education and Health.
The WASH Program also targets Children living Disabilities with the view to increase inclusiveness and also provides Access to Clean Drinking Water Points, Hand Washing Facilities and Toilets.
WASH is implemented through improvising of simple bucket tippy taps at class level hence there is less congestion of pupils at the water points to Wash Hands and Wastage of Soap at the water points has reduced since each class has its own soap next to the tippy tap.
To enhance Sustainability of this Program, LISP has encouraged parents to start Special Unit Support Group and then helped them start some projects that will aid the Parents buy Soap, Tissue Paper and Sanitary Towels.
Feedback from Parents, Teachers, and Community has testified about the Positive Outcome of the WASH Program in that it has led to less cases of illness and school absenteeism has reduced and this has improved their School Performance and Health.
According to Class Teachers, the practice of Hand Washing and Maintenance of Toilet Cleanliness has tremendously reduced incidences of hygiene related illnesses. In addition, Teachers and Peer Educators report that it is now easy to monitor the WASH practices through the WASH club which meets once every week.