Toilets Making the Grade

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Toilets making the Grade is a methodology aiming at activating school actors to improve their school’s sanitation with minimal external input. It is a school competition that triggers teamwork between management, administration, parents, pupils and maintenance staff to hand in the best contribution among all participating schools. The teams receive an inspirational packet with methods to analyze their school sanitation challenges and formulate their own solutions. The school(s) with the most suitable solutions win the competition.

Many of these solutions target operation and maintenance of school WASH facilities, like blocked toilet pipes or provision of soap.

Ideally the competition takes place through the government, achieving a new perspective of school WASH through the preparation and judging process.

The methodology can be adapted to different contexts. It was piloted in Uganda and Pakistan in collaboration with GIZ, funded by BMZ.

For more information download the leaflet to the top right of this text.

  • 50%
    of all schools worldwide do not have barrier-free toilets
  • 272 Mio
    school days are lost annually due to diarrhoeal diseases
  • 30%
    of all schools worldwide do not have toilets