Schools as hotspots for safe water and improved sanitation (Dogu’a Tembien, North Ethiopia)

January 2018 to December 2020
water management
Mekelle University (Ethiopia)
Research fields
Agriculture and Food Sciences

In Northern Ethiopia, safe water and improved sanitation facilities generally lacking, especially in rural areas. In order to improve both the water and sanitation infrastructure, as well as to improve access and hygienic usage, the SCHOOL-WATSANI project aims at bringing safe water and improved sanitation to 10 schools. By actively engaging teachers and students in all aspects of the project, this project aims to make schools a knowledge “hotspot” for water and sanitation, having a positive effect on the society as a whole. The project was initiated in 2018 for a duration of 3 years. Funded by the Flemish Government.