Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools -WinS - Leadership Course

Aug. 10, 2013:  The Leadership Course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools -WinS - was successfully completed in the capital. Kindly refer to the attached files for a full description on the course modules. 


Aug, 2013: The Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) and UNICEF with the support of Ministry of Drinking and Sanitation, Government of India are pleased to announce the launch of a Leadership Course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools. The course is designed to build capacities of professionals working in the field of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. This partnership will also leverage the national flagship programmes – the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) to reach out to key district level officials responsible for implementing WASH in Schools (WinS).

This course is adapted from the WASH in Schools e- course, developed by the Centre for Global Safe Water, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University and UNICEF New York.

About the Course

School water supply, sanitation and hygiene education have a profound impact on the learning and health of children. There are over 110 million school-going children who need sustained access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities in over 1.4 million schools along with the expectation that these are functional, regularly used and well maintained.

Despite progress in recent years, many schools still remain without safe drinking water, appropriate sanitation facilities and hygiene education. It is also being increasingly recognized that the stakeholders who are presently implementing the WASH in Schools (WinS) need relevant knowledge and skill for implementing and managing an effective WinS programme.

Key Challenges Identified:
- Access to quality infrastructure that follows child friendly standards and norms

- Lack of capacity to influence sustained behavior change

- Gaps in monitoring systems that capture quality

- Functionality of water and sanitation systems

- Lack of effective hygiene education.

1st Batch: August 6th- August 9th, 2013, New Delhi

For details visit: http://wins.asci.org.in/

10-08-2013 | Posted by Admin