This month, Belgian radio station Studio Brussel is partnering with the Red Cross to raise money for WASH projects in Nepal.
Traditionally, the radio station’s annual “Music for Life” Christmas fundraiser focuses on a “silent disaster”. The theme for 2011 is diarrhoea, together with pneumonia, the leading cause of death for children under the age of five.
Radio Brussel produced this hard-hitting promo video.
The Dutch text reads:
Not every child is lucky enough to become 5 years old
Diarrhoea is the world’s biggest cause of death
for children between 0 and 5 years old.
Posted in Funding, Hygiene Promotion, Multimedia, Sanitation and Health, South Asia
Tagged Belgium, changing behaviour, Christmas fundraisers, Diarrhoea, finance, Music for Life 2011, Nepal, open defecation, Radio Brussel, Red Cross, School-Led Total Sanitation
The Ministry of Education and Sports, Nepal is going to introduce value based education programme on water and sanitation with special focus on school students. The programme has developed and included value based education in the school syllabus with an objective to conserve water sources and promote proper sanitation.
The programme will be carried out jointly by the Ministry of Education and Sports, UN HABITAT Water for Asian Cities (WAC) Programme Nepal and Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness (ECCA).
Altogether 10 schools will be selected for the programme. Students and teachers will be educated on water conservation and its proper utilization, sanitation and public health. Two of the selected schools will be developed as models with additional infrastructure development under the program.
Source: NGO Forum, 19 Aug 2008
See also other school sanitation-related news:
Toilet constructed in school’s initiation
The Nagarkot denizens have started to construct toilets after operation of School Led Total Sanitation (SLTS) Programme in Nagarkot. Inspired from the training programme on sanitation organized by the Department of Water Supply and Sewerage for the school level teachers, the communities around the Shree Chunadevi Lower Secondary School have launched a School Led Total Sanitation (SLTS) Programme.
Source: NGO Forum, 25 Aug 2008
Toilet constructed by selling ornament
Jitmaya Magar, a local from Bhoteodar VDC of Lamjung invested [...] sold her gold earrings and a goat to construct a concrete toilet. [...] About 45 households in the village have constructed toilets after the students of local ‘Bhabisya Nirman Lower Secondary School’ got involved in toilet construction campaign to declare the ward nos. 8 and 9 of Bhoteodar VDC an open defecation free zone.
Source: Gorkhapatra / NGO Forum, 21 Aug 2008