• Country: Indonesia
  • Date: Feb 2011 - Nov 2013
  • Program Type: School Health and Nutrition
  • Partner: Care International, Save the Children, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Dubai Cares, through a partnership consisting of UNICEF, Save the Children and CARE International, supported a WASH-in-Schools Empowerment (WISE) program that benefited 127,632 school children in Indonesia.

The overall goal of the program was to improve the wellbeing of children through the integration of water, sanitation and hygiene facilities and activities in primary schools. The program aimed at developing and consolidating a model for the sustainable integration and scaling-up of WISE activities in Indonesia’s primary schools that improved access to sanitation in schools and fostered adoption of health practices among school-aged children. The program focused on improving hygiene education and promoted appropriate hygiene behaviors at school and community levels through training of children and teachers empowering target schools to become “Centers of Excellence” for sanitation and hygiene and helping children become “agents of change.”

As part of the program, Dubai Cares:
• Constructed WASH facilities (water supply, sanitation and hand washing) that are child-friendly and gender sensitive, using low cost technology and promoted sustainable maintenance
• Supported WASH education and promotion initiatives in schools and communities
• Strengthened the capacity of school committees, local government and community structures in the integration and sustainability of WASH activities/facilities in schools
• Supported the development and implementation of a monitoring, evaluation and documentation system (knowledge management), active learning exchange and the development of a road map for future scale-up of successful interventions

The six cross-cutting themes to enhance the sustainability of the program were:
• Revitalization of the Usaha Kesehatan Sekolah (UKS) program
• Appropriate WASH technology in schools in a low cost setting
• Policy/governance on WASH-in-Schools
• Hygiene promotion
• Role of the community in supporting behavior change in children and the community
• Role of the School Based Management (SBM) in sustainable management of WASH facilities
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