ADVOCATE FOR IMPROVED WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH) IN SCHOOLS.
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the insufficient water, sanitation and hygiene in schools. Education Statistics reveal that about 67 per cent of public basic schools do not have access to water and toilet facilities. The situation poses a clear risk to children as it makes schools with poor hygiene a potential hub for spreading the virus. GNECC believes that the availability of adequate water sanitation and hygiene facilities in schools is necessary for reducing the risk of the spread of infectious diseases in schools.