Survey of water, sanitation and hygiene conditions in public schools
Educational and Scientific Infrastructure Development Agency, UNICEF
The presented document is the first wide attempt of surveying the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene conditions at Public schools of Georgia. The survey was conducted in Autumn 2013 by the Educational and Scientific Infrastructure Development Agency with the financial and technical support of United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF). The field works were conducted by the research organization BCG.
The data collected in the frame of the survey and the principal conclusions rely on the information provided by the different groups of Community representatives of 600 Public Schools of Georgia – Pupils’, Teachers’ School Administrations’ and School Principals’, as well as on the results of the direct observations of sanitation- hygiene conditions of 600 Public Schools and behavior of pupils.
It is important to note that according to the results obtained in the frame of the survey the situation existing in Georgia can be compared to the situations in the other countries. As far as the data is collected according to the global monitoring and evaluation methodology for sanitary and hygiene conditions at schools, worked out byUnited Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and using correspondent standardized indicators and tools.
Herewith the survey results can be used as a primary baseline for the evaluation of the results and reached progress of the planned future interventions in Georgia.
The National Survey of Sanitary-hygiene Situation of Public Schools is the component part of the wide initiative – Improvement of the Sanitation and Hygiene Conditions in Schools of Georgian. The National Survey of Sanitation and Hygiene Situation of Public Schools is the component part of the wide initiative –Improvement of the Sanitary-Hygiene Conditions in Schools of Georgian. The Project is the joint initiative ofthe United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Georgia Country Office and the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. The aim of the Project is elaboration of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene standards for general educational institutions, support the introduction of proper monitoring system in general educational institutions in this regards and promote teaching of hygiene in the frame of the general education by training the teachers and creating the supporting manuals and textbooks.