CHAST (Child Hygiene and Sanitation Training)
CHAST was first developed by Caritas Switzerland in Somaliland in 2002. It is inspired from the PHAST approach, and is based upon the premise that hygiene practices are largely acquired during childhood and therefore it is much easier to change children’s habits than those of adults.
CHAST is a step-by-step methodology that promotes good hygiene and sanitation practices in schools and at home by raising children’s awareness on transmission routes of waterborne and hygiene-related diseases and how to block them.
CHAST encourages ‘learning by doing’ and peer learning. It prompts the children to discuss among themselves, practice together and learn from each other, this way promoting a child-to-child approach. It is meant to be participative and fun.
Caritas CHAST resources (2019 editions)
*** Note: CHAST is copyrighted since 2014. ***
Red Cross Red Crescent CHAST adaptations
Child to Child (CtC) Simplified Manual (2009), Sri Lanka
UNICEF WASH in Schools monitoring package
The UNICEF WASH in Schools Monitoring Package includes:
- EMIs module: a set of basic monitoring questions on WASH in Schools to be incorporated into national Education Monitoring Information Systems (EMIS), usually administered annually;
- The survey module: a more comprehensive set of questions, observations and focus group discussion guidelines for use in national WASH in Schools surveys as well as for sub-national, project level or thematic surveys;
- The children’s monitoring module: a teacher’s guide and tool set for the monitoring of WASH in Schools by students, including observation checklists, survey questions and special monitoring exercises.
Basic principles of hygiene, water, and sanitation in schools
Child-friendly hygiene and sanitation facilities in schools- IRC/UNICEF
Draft working paper on an overview of school sanitation and hygiene education in developing countries
Towards better programming: A manual on school sanitation and hygiene
School sanitation and hygiene education
Water, sanitation and hygiene education for schools-Roundtable proceedings and framework for action- UNICEF/IRC