Malawi: WASH for Healthy Learning

Reporting Organization:WaterAid Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 750,000
Timeframe: February 1, 2019 - February 1, 2022
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Michael Ngongi
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

WaterAid Canada

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

  • NGOs

    • Private Foundation (100.00%)
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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Malawi - $ 750,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Sexual Health & Rights (25 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (25 %)

Gender Equality (25 %)

WASH (25 %)

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Through a 3-year intervention, the project aims to create healthy learning environments for girls and boys in Lilongwe district, Malawi. By ensuring safe and healthy learning environments with safe water, private toilets, handwashing with soap and shared knowledge of good hygiene behaviours, children will gain an opportunity for a more prosperous future empowered with education and improved health. By changing hygiene behaviours, including menstrual hygiene management, handwashing and use of gender-sensitive toilets, the project will create inclusive and equitable learning environments for children, particularly girls. Targeted schools and surrounding communities (including parents) will gain increased awareness and means to practice positive hygiene behaviours.

System strengthening interventions will take a three-point approach with evidence building, policy influencing and inclusive governance, informed by research, to create an enhanced policy and knowledge sharing environment.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: 21,724
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

1. Increased access to safe, sustainable, inclusive and gender sensitive water, sanitation and hygiene facilities (including menstrual hygiene facilities) for girls and boys 2. Strengthened knowledge and skills of local actors to manage safe, inclusive and gender sensitive water, sanitation and hygiene facilities 3. Strengthened knowledge and awareness of inclusive, gender sensitive hygiene behaviours (including nutrition sensitive behaviours and MHM) by boys and girls, teachers and
caregivers 4. Increased knowledge and awareness by girls of their rights (with an increased capacity to engage with decision makers) 5. Improved attitudes by boys, male teachers and school management towards girls’ rights 6. Improved coordination abilities among key stakeholders to enhance inclusive and gender sensitive WASH services in schools 7. Increased skills for key stakeholders on WASH, MHM and nutrition resource planning and mobilization

Achieved Results

The project is on track to contribute to “Improved education, health, and nutrition status of children, particularly girls”, in the four target primary schools of M’Buka, Chipala, Kabwabwa and Mlodza in Lilongwe district. The project will be able to report progress made against milestones for this outcome level, after year two of implementation.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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