byDanish Bhan via web
Schools recognized for ensuring water and sanitation facilities are working, accessible and for encouraging healthy hygiene habits even after disasters. During the ceremony held at Natawa Primary School, a school awarded three stars, success stories were shared by students and teachers, a poem was read and children demonstrated what they learnt to stay healthy, including handwashing. WASH in Schools promotes a Reach for the Stars initiative that uses a three star rating. The stars are awarded when schools ensure proper toilet and water infrastructure are in place, and when successful efforts have been made to improve hygiene. Schools also must ensure healthy habits are taught, practiced, and integrated into daily school routines.