Sunday, September 19, 2010

WASH in Schools - October 13 event, Washington DC

WASH in Schools

- More than half of all primary schools in developing countries lack adequate drinking water and nearly two-thirds lack adequate sanitation facilities.

- The provision of sanitary latrines at schools increases girls’ enrollment by 11%.

- Handwashing practiced in facilities such as day-care centers and primary schools reduces cases of diarrhea by 30 percent.

A diverse coalition of WASH, education and health organizations is working together to launch Raising Clean Hands. Please join us for A Call to Action for WASH in schools on October 13 to increase public and private awareness and funding for WASH in Schools globally.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 10:30 AM

Other coalition events in October include:

*Capitol Hill Briefing
*Youth Awareness and Action for WASH in Schools
*"Bathroom Pass," a multimedia exhibit on WASH in Schools

Further event details and invitations are forthcoming.

For more details or to join the coalition, contact Elynn Walter at ewalter ((at))

Organizations supporting the events include: Action Against Hunger, AED, Basic Education Coalition, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, Children Without Worms, Global Environment & Technology Foundation, Global Water Challenge, H2O for Life, Millennium Water Alliance, PATH, Plan USA, Project WET, PSI, Save the Children, UNICEF, USAID, US Fund for UNICEF, WaterAid, Water Advocates, Water For People, World Water Relief.

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