EA in partnership with Water Aid is implementing project on Water Sanitation and Hygiene project titled Sustainable WASH (SusWASH) project. This project also supports KCCA directorates for Health, Education and Strategic Planning to include elements that strengthen the sustainability of WASH services within their current plans.
This project focuses on two main areas:
- Strengthening of School WASH structures including SMCs to support sustainability and ensure that WASH services are inclusive especially for women and girls;
- Capacities strengthening of school WASH structures through tailor-made trainings on sustainability of service provision. At the community level, through mobilising community members and local leaders to spearhead the scale-up of improved sanitation facilities through targeted behavior change campaigns and dialogues.
On 5th, August, 2019, EA conducted a joint reflection meeting with school WASH clubs to understand their leadership dynamics and bottlenecks for effective performance in each school. The schools include Kansanga seed secondary, Mirembe primary school, Nateete Muslim high school, Railway children primary school and Uganda school for the deaf.
From the reflection meeting, it was discovered that all schools had just established school health clubs which were inactive i.e. clubs no clear leadership structures, no rules and regulations (constitution) and other did not have clear roles and responsibilities (Kansanga seed secondary).
It is against this background that Environmental Alert is organizing a joint follow-up meeting with the school WASH clubs’ leadership to offer them the training that addresses the emerging issues on active leadership in respect to roles and responsibilities, developing and implementing rules and regulations (constitution) and other necessary administration guidelines.
The objective of the training is to equip the school health clubs’ leadership with knowledge and skills necessary for effective performance.
The activity is planned to take place on 31st October, 2019 at yet to be identified venue.