WASH in Schools

CHAST (Child hygiene and sanitation training)

Children Hygiene Sanitation and Training (CHAST) Manual

This manual was developed in 2010 for use in Sri Lanka, and has since been adapted for use by many other National Societies globally (see below).

Tool kit for adapting CHAST to a new context – English (Developed by French Red Cross and Solomon Islands Red Cross)

CHAST – Solomon Islands Red Cross – Manual, complete kit with images, training of trainer – English

CHAST – Iraqi Red Crescent Society – Manual, complete kit with images, training of trainer – English and Arabic

Pakistan CHAST Instruction Sheets in Urdu and English

Pakistan CHAST pictures can be found here

Vietnam CHAST Manual in English and Vietnamese

Full page pictures from the Vietnam CHAST Toolkit can be found here

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

Related Pages

UNICEF Wash in Schools
WASH in Schools
WHO Water. sanitation, and hygiene standards for schools in low cost settings