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Participation resource guide

Participation in programme areas


Water and sanitation

Bartlett, Sheridan, Water, Sanitation and Children: The need to go beyond ‘improved’ provision, Children’s Environment Research Group, New York, 2005.

Goodman, Donna, Every Body Counts, Every Drop Matters: United Nations classroom resource guide on water, United Nations Department of Public Information, ISBN 9211009316, 2003.
This classroom resource guide is designed to inform students about the world’s water resources and get them involved in preserving them. It takes an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach to explaining issues and concepts, such as water cycle, hydroelectricity and dams, water and health, and water and culture. Each chapter contains fun and educational activities, such as testing rainwater or distilling seawater.

Goodman, Donna, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education… Children and Adolescents Leading the Way in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, UNICEF, New York and Vientiane, 2005.
This study highlights young people’s involvement in the implementation of a rural water supply and sanitation strategy in Lao PDR. Children and adolescents were engaged in activities, such as district-wide radio and television production and broadcasting, rural community theatre and schoolbased campaigns focusing on safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.
Email: dgoodman@unicef.org

Goodman, Donna, Henk van Norden, Marielle Snell and Kathlen Shordt, Water Sanitation and Hygiene Education for Schools Roundtable Meeting, Roundtable Proceedings and Framework for Action, IRC and UNICEF, 2005.
This publication is a report of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Schools Roundtable meeting, which took place in Oxford, UK, 24–26 January 2005. It sets out actions that must be taken to ensure that by 2015 all schools receive a basic quality package of water, sanitation and hygiene education. The meeting involved young people who identified the actions children and youth can take to promote water, sanitation and hygiene in schools.

Goodman, Donna, UNICEF, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education… Children and Adolescents Leading the Way in Tajikistan, UNICEF, New York and Dushanbe, 2005.
This publication presents the involvement of children and youth in the planning and implementationof water, sanitation, hygiene education and advocacy in Tajikistan. Participatory activities includedcommunity water testing, health monitoring, Internet learning centres, vocational photography, community sanitation and cultural shows.
Email: dgoodman@unicef.org

Khamal S., et al., The Joy of Learning: Participatory lesson plans on hygiene, sanitation, water, health and the environment, IRC, ISBN 90-6687-053-2, 2005.
This guide is for teachers and others who want to design participatory learning activities on hygiene and sanitation. It includes a theory section and lesson plans. The lesson plans are organized into three sections: hygiene, sanitation and water.

Postma, Leonie, Renate Getkate and Christine van Wijk, Life Skills-Based Hygiene Education, IRC, ISBN 90-6687-045-1, 2004.
This document contains materials for life skills-based sanitation and hygiene education programmes. It focuses on children in primary schools.

Snel Mariëlle, Kathleen Shordt and Annemarieke Mooijman, School Sanitation and Hygiene Education: Symposium proceedings and framework for action, IRC, 2005.
These proceedings are for people who are interested in school sanitation and hygiene education (SSHE). They can be used to learn about the knowledge base for SSHE, to examine specific gaps and challenges and to learn about current project experiences in three continents.

UNICEF, Towards Better Programming: A manual on school sanitation and hygiene, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Technical Guidelines Series No. 5, UNICEF, Water and Environmental Sanitation Section, New York, and IRC, Delft, 1998.
This manual provides guidance on participatory needs assessments, planning and implementation of school sanitation and hygiene programmes with children, teachers, local and national government authorities.

Voices of Youth, Water Alert! UNICEF, New York, 2005.
Water Alert! is an interactive educational game on water, the environment and sanitation where young people are engaged in an adventure of strategy and survival. The game is available online and on CD-ROM in English, French and Spanish.

Zomerplaag, Jaap and Annemarieke Moojiman, Child-Friendly Hygiene and Sanitation Facilities in Schools: Indispensable to effective hygiene education, IRC, Delft and UNICEF, New York, 2005.
This booklet provides guidelines for the design, operation and maintenance of child-friendly hygiene and sanitation facilities in schools. It stresses the importance of active involvement of children, teachers, parents and the community during stages so that they are able to find solutions to their problems and needs.

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