Commitment to Action

W(i)SH Initiative: Increasing Access to Education For Girls through WASH

Commitment by

SCALEAfrica

In 2016, SCALEAfrica and their partners committed to surveying, assessing and improving sanitation and water infrastructure at all twenty-eight community schools in Mambwe District, Eastern Province, Zambia impacting more than 5,000 students. SCALEAfrica will demolish or rehabilitate existing girls' sanitation blocks and construct new sanitation facilities that are designed to reflect the physical and emotional needs of adolescent girls in rural areas. Programs on hygiene and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM), as well as community engagement to encourage MHM program adoption, will be implemented at each community school, with the aim to reach every community school student and household in the District. Increasing girls' access to education through WASH, providing health programming, lessening opportunity for violence against girls, and in turn bolstering enrollment and attendance, the WiSH Initiative aims to become a model for rural school development that integrates the unique needs of girls from the outset.

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Commitment

W(i)SH Initiative: Increasing Access to Education For Girls through WASH

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$896,000

Region

Africa

Countries

ZAMBIA

Commitment by

SCALEAfrica

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

The Bushcamp Company