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WASH Emergency Assistance in Jordanian Schools

Status: Published 30 December 2012 - 30 April 2013
Not funded
Sampling: Random
Sampling size: 474 schools
Target population: Urban / Rural Population, Host Communities

WASH Emergency Assistance in Jordanian Schools

Status: Published 30 December 2012 - 30 April 2013
Not funded
Sampling: Random
Sampling size: 474 schools
Target population: Urban / Rural Population, Host Communities
To conduct a participatory assessment of 474 public primary schools in Amman, Maan, Mafraq, Zarqa & Irbid to identify the real WASH needs in these schools. To design and develop a database to store data in Management Information System (MIS) To map the assessed schools as per the specified priority areas.

Needs
None given.

Main Findings
Syrian students represent 5.37% of the total number of students in the assessed schools. Only 7% of the assessed students get equal or more than 10 liters per day of drinking and multi-use water. Most of the schools do not have enough water storage tanks to sustain sufficiency of water. 3 schools out of 474 are not connected to public water source and dependent on tankers to get water, and there is 1 school which depending on resources from neighboring owner other than tankers or public source. The conditions of 18% of Water Fountains were evaluated inefficient, requiring rehabilitation, extension and repair. A considerable number of schools do not keep records for their results of MoH water quality tests. A quick assessment found that 90% of the assessed schools have ‘good’ water quality while 8% and 2% have ‘moderate’ and ‘bad’ water quality, respectively. 4.5% of the schools have bad condition latrines or they do not have latrine at all, while 27% of the schools have moderate condition of latrines. 164 of surveyed schools are mixed gender, however only 62 schools have separate latrines for boys and girls. 151 schools have disabled children while only 83 schools contain a latrine for disabled students. 70% of assessed schools are connected to the public sewerage system, 5 schools out of 474 are neither connected to the public sewage nor have septic-tank, and 11 schools are not connected to the public sewerage and have bad septic-tanks. Children in 474 schools (97%) confirmed that they do receive hygiene promotion messages and practices through the school curriculum. However 89% of the schools received posters and messages on hygiene promotion. Soap is not available in 64% of the assessed schools

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Sectors

  •  Water Sanitation Hygiene
  •  Education

Locations

  • Jordan
  • Zarqa Governorate
  • Amman Governorate
  • Maan Governorate
  • Mafraq Governorate
  • Mafraq
  • Syrian Arab Republic

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