Water and Sanitation project
© UNICEF Mongolia/2006/Zigor Adama
The Water and Sanitation project delivers a ‘basic package’ of services as defined in the UNICEF’s water, sanitation and hygiene strategy (WASH). It promotes behaviour change among school children, families and care givers on safe hygiene practice and provide technical assistance in monitoring water quality at community level.
• Public communication campaign and advocacy on promotion of improved sanitation and hygiene behaviors and organize national water and sanitation days;
• Conduct operational research on identifying low cost sustainable community and household technologies on drinking water supply and sanitation facilities;
• Improve the standards on quality of drinking water and its control as well as improve the standards of sanitation facilities at the household, health and school facilities;
• Give management support through capacity building and provision of essential supply items and
• Monitor to track progress and post programme evaluation
At provincial and urban district level:
• Capacity building of service providers on child care and family practice through strengthening of Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses – IMCI community component;
• Establish and support of children’s and students club on Friends for improving WATSAN;
• Teach school children the importance of hand washing and other good hygiene habits and promote positive behavior change through interventions of WATSAN club established at the school;
• Improve the standard and quality of latrines, including renovation or rehabilitation of existing latrines; promote ventilated improved pit (VIPs) at community and school level and
• Community based monitoring to monitor quality control, use of sanitation facilities and hygiene practice.
The ultimate goal of this project is to contribute to the realization of children’s rights to survival and development through promotion of the sector and support to national programmes that increase equitable and sustainable access and use of safe drinking water and sanitation services, and promote improved hygiene.