In Burkina Faso, it is estimated that only 43% of the rural population has access to safe drinking water (UNICEF, 2015). More than 4,500 children under the age of five die of diarrhoea annually (Mediaterre, 2018). The Burkinabè government is working to improve the country’s water infrastructure and raise awareness of the importance of safe drinking water.
In order to improve drinking water quality and hygiene in schools, Antenna has developed a pedagogical approach with the Ministry of Education, which the Ministry of Health has approved. A “Clean Water at School” training manual has been made available to teaching staff. The project organises some 6,500 children in 20 schools into Water Clubs to produce drinking water using WATA, build washbasins and initiate behavioural change in the community.
Factsheet on the project “Clean Water at School” (in French)
Manuel “Safe Water at School” (in French)