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Healthy Schools Project

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  1. Healthy Schools Project Peace Corps – Ministry of Education Interamerica Region and The Pacific Peace Corps Sergio Mack Peace Corps Guatemala

  2. Introduction • Letter of Understanding with the MOE signed up in 1996 • Western and northern highlands: • High indigenous population density • Subsistence farmers • Low health and education indicators

  3. Project Goals • Participating students practice healthy habits in the school • The school has the minimum sanitary conditions to allow the practice of healthy habits

  4. Healthy Practices in the school • Move from theory to practice • The “heart” of the project: • Hand washing after using the latrine • Hand washing before the school snack • Tooth brushing after the school snack • Clean body and dressing • Healthy practices everyday, every classroom, every teacher

  5. School Sanitation • It is needed to facilitate the practice of healthy habits • The school is healthy if students do practice healthy habits • Basic sanitary conditions: • Water and faucets • Pit latrines or flushable toilets • School kitchen

  6. School Sanitation School rain catching systems

  7. School Sanitation School wells

  8. School Sanitation School Latrines

  9. School Sanitation School kitchen

  10. School Sanitation School septic tanks Water tanks

  11. School Certification

  12. The evidence that it works Hand washing after using the latrine, by year. 2008 Percentage Source: EORM Chiallí, Tactic, AV. Healthy SchoolsProject Evaluation 2008

  13. The evidence that it works Tooth brushing after eating the school snack, by year. 2008 Percentage Source: EORM Chiallí, Tactic, AV. Healthy SchoolsProject Evaluation 2008

  14. The evidence that it works Student’s cleanliness by year, 2008 Percentage Source: EORM Chiallí, Tactic, AV. Healthy SchoolsProject Evaluation 2008

  15. Percentage of participating schools certified as healthy counted up to March, 31, each year

  16. Main Challenges • Lack of water in the schools and other sanitation facilities • The need to repeat constantly to students the same hygiene messages and teacher’s perseverance • Integration with parent’s health promotion projects

  17. Partnerships & Resources • Local Municipal funds • Private Sector: Local bank and/or local NGO’s • Local materials and unskilled labor force provided by the student’s parents

  18. ¡…Thanks IAP!