Events on WASH Skills and Knowledge for Children to Promote WASH Behaviors
As observed by the teachers and parents, the children carry forward the WASH messages to their homes and as a result the parents are more concerned about the hygiene and nutritional practices of their children than before. Children now bring water, diversified and nutritional meals to school and keenly following dental and personal hygiene practices they were taught of. The attendance of students is observed to be improved and school drop-outs are minimal following the project interventions. Absenteeism of teenage girl children also has seen a decline.
Following the ISD interventions, students’ achievements in certain schools have been observed to be improved. In Dammeria 3 Tamil School, two students passed the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination after 16 years. The pass rate of Scholarship Examination in the schools of Lunugala, Thirumahal and Verellapathana in Badulla District also have been improved following the interventions.