|Total Budget ($CAD):||$ 9,000,000|
|Timeframe:||March 29, 2012 - December 31, 2018|
|Ghana - $ 9,000,000.00 (100.00%)|
|Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (10 %)|
|WASH (90 %)|
The project contributes to improving the health and well-being of children, women, and men in the five most deprived regions of Ghana. The project’s beneficiaries are children and youth in 200 basic schools (primary and junior high) and women and men in the surrounding communities in ten districts. By providing water, basic sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services, the project aims to increase the use of WASH services and improve sanitation practices among beneficiaries. The project also aims to strengthen relevant national institutions and monitoring and evaluation systems to enable better planning, delivery, and sustainability of decentralised water, sanitation and hygiene services in Ghana.
|Gender and age:||Unspecified|
|Total Direct Population:||Unspecified|
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The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: 1) increased use by women, men, boys and girls of water, sanitation and hygiene services, and related behaviours and practices, in schools and communities in the five most deprived regions of Ghana; and 2) strengthened gender-responsive water, sanitation and hygiene institutions and systems for coordinated, effective and accountable management of sustainable decentralized service delivery in schools and communities in Ghana.
Results achieved as of March 2016 include:
Schools: (1) 54,217 pupils in 150 schools were provided with better-quality water and training on management of the water facilities; (2) 140 new gender-friendly latrines were built, giving 54,217 children access to improved sanitation facilities in school; (3) 720 hand washing facilities were supplied to 120 schools and 4,500 children from 150 School Health Clubs received training on the importance of good hygiene and proper handwashing with soap; (4) 57 of the Club members were trained to lead WASH promotion in their schools and communities as Children and Youth Ambassadors for WASH; (5) 320 teachers in 10 districts, were trained in the ‘WASH in Schools’ approach, and now actively support schools in providing a safe, healthy and comfortable environment for children, especially girls and disabled children; and (6) 23,615 girls received training on The Menstrual Cycle and Menstrual Hygiene Management.
Communities: (1) 700 women received training for effective participation in sanitation and hygiene activities as leaders and community hygiene promoters; (2) 200 Village Savings and Loans Associations were established and are providing sanitation credit to 3,934 women for the construction of household toilets; (3) 298,300 people in 595 communities now live in Open Defecation-Free environments; and (4) 45,377 people in communities now wash their hands with soap.
These results contribute to increased use by women, men, boys and girls of water, sanitation and hygiene services, and related behaviours and practices, in schools and communities in the five most deprived regions of Ghana.