KiLGA joins the KWinS Steering Committee with UNICEF & MOE

Members of the KWinS Committee; Chairperson Reetina Katokita, 3rd from Right

Members of the KWinS Committee; Chairperson Reetina Katokita, 3rd from Right

The KiLGA’s Executive Officer was invited to become a member of the KWinS (short for ‘Kiribati WASH in Schools’) Coordinating Committee. ‘WASH’ stands ‘Water, Sanitation and Hygiene’. The WASH programme is funded by New Zealand and jointly-coordinated by the Ministry of Education and UNICEF.

The KWinS Committee produced the WASH in Schools Policy, which was submitted to Cabinet and was approved on 20th November.

KiLGA is a key stakeholders of the WASH in school programmes, since most Councils operate and fund Preschools in their communities. Preschools are perfect venues for the introduction of WASH as very young children adopt new ways easily and maintain it.

Mayors, when involved in the advocacy work on WASH in Schools on their islands, also make perfect champions, who can assist in its implementation and sustainability.

 


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