About this guidebook
The guidebook provides the information needed to ensure that every child knows about water, sanitation and hygiene. It is not a technical book about installing taps and building toilets. Instead it provides guidance on safe WASH behaviours that help children, families and teachers stay healthy and avoid life-threatening diseases. Every emergency and child-friendly space or school is different, so the suggestions and ideas provided should be adapted to suit the local situation.
A book of flashcards is provided as a companion to the guidebook. Although this ‘Guidebook for Teachers’ shows the pictures created for the Africa region, flashcard sets for Asia and Latin America are also available (see UNICEF’s WASH in Schools website, www.unicef.org/wash/schools).