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Workshop on hygiene and sanitation for school coordinators ends

By Morkporkpor Anku, GNA
Accra, Sept 30. GNA – A two-day workshop on Water the management of Sanitation and Hygiene facilities, operations and education programmes for School Health Education Programme (SHEP)coordinators has ended in Accra.

The programme is to train the coordinators to be able to implement the Hygiene Education Plan (HEP) in their schools.

The workshop is part of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project, funded by the World Bank.

The project is to develop the Plan and facilities’ operation and maintenance handbook and also to assist the Metropolis in its implementation in beneficiary schools.

Madam Anita Djandoh, a Gender, Behavioural Change and Communication Specialist, and the WasteCare Associate Project Consultant, told the Ghana News Agency that 78 schools had been selected to participate in the Project.

She said the handbook developed was to guide the coordinators and school management on how to maintain all the sanitation facilities in their various schools.

She said it would also guide them on how to monitor and educate their school children concerning hygiene.

Madam Djandoh said the Project sought to promote the provision of improved sanitation and water supply facilities in selected schools within the Accra Metropolis, including hygiene education campaign for behavioural change.

The Project Consultant said the programme sought to use life skills-based approaches and participatory child- centred methodologies in the implementation.

She urged parents to help the school managements in educating children on sanitation and hygiene issues.

GNA

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