My School Loo
Playful Sanitation and Hygiene Education for Children
“My School Loo” provides a range of easy-to-understand and easy-to-use educational materials to inspire children to improve hygiene and sanitation practices, mobilise collective action and trigger long-term behaviour change. It is based on the concept of playful learning and ranges from comics over puppet theatre to card games and much more.
“My School Loo” has been developed by German Toilet Organization (GTO) in partnership with UN-Water to support implementing organisations in their hygiene promotion and education efforts. After extensive usage over the past years in various countries, such as Lesotho, Cameroon, or the Philippines, the materials have now been thoroughly revised and several new modules have been developed. This has been made possible through the generous support from Knorr-Bremse Global Care, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and private donations.
The final result is a prefabricated, ready-to-use “My School Loo” Kit, which allows for an immediate application in schools, community settings and beyond. The materials are universally applicable both in emergency and development contexts and can be easily combined with existing educational or awareness raising materials and activities (e.g. group handwashing exercises).
The “My School Loo” kit is made out of durable high-quality materials that allow for repeated application and long-term use. With estimated costs of less than 10 cents per reached school child it can be considered a very cost-efficient tool to improve school hygiene practices and behaviours in schools worldwide.
The “My School Loo” kits can be provided to interested organisations at a cost price. GTO as a non-profit organisation does not generate any revenues from selling the kits. In addition, GTO is looking for interested public or private donors, foundations or individuals who can support the production of the kits so that they can be provided to local WASH actors at a reduced rate or free of charge.
- If you or your organisation are interested in using the “My School Loo” materials, or for any further inquiries, please contact us by e-mail:
Very interactive and playful materials with a manual that is very easy to understand.
Special Poster "WASHaLOT"
Group Washing Facility allows handwashing for up to 20 kids at the same time
Overview and easy-to-understand instructions for each of the materials in the kit
Comic stories that can be hung up and used to explain key sanitation and hygiene messages
Individual stories can be created and discussed with the elements displayed on the cards
8 matching pairs of cards, displaying different scenarios
Puppet Theatre & Drawings
Printed puppet characters, which can be cut out and colored individually for theatre play
Card Game “Beat the Germs”
Funny and entertaining card game to stay healthy
Test your knowledge with the worksheets
Who are the target groups of “My School Loo”?
“My School Loo” aims at working with children and adolescents, ranging from kinder- or preschool level to secondary- or high school. However, adults who are enthusiastic about games and challenges are certainly not excluded.
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