JG Afrika Botswana partnered The Coca-Cola Foundation’s (TCCF) Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) to improve handwashing behaviour, knowledge and accessibility for over 25 000 students and teachers throughout Botswana.
This initiative is centred around the use of a toolkit comprising 12 lessons focused on basic WASH education, planning and monitoring of water use and performance. The toolkit and its implementation are managed by students who voluntarily serve as leaders on the School WASH Management Team, with support from teachers and school administrations.
WASH Management Teams monitor WASH conditions at schools, spread WASH knowledge among their peers, and serve as role models by demonstrating proper WASH practices. Through this structure, students are empowered to take responsibility for WASH at their school and encourage uptake of personal hygiene improvements.