Service-learning for WASH in schools

  • P Project/Program

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Key Information

H2O for Life’s service-learning opportunities are designed to engage, educate, and inspire youth to become global citizens. Our innovative school-to-school approach helps young people develop a concern for others by taking a major global crisis and scaling it down to a manageable size — one water project in the developing world. Research studies of service-learning, an educational method that intentionally connects community service to classroom learning, demonstrate that service-learning programs can have positive impacts on youth in three general areas: -Academic engagement and achievement -Civic attitudes and behaviors -Social and personal skills The studies also demonstrate that students gain the maximum benefit when their service-learning experience includes a direct tie to the curriculum, planning and design of service projects by students, structured reflection on the service experience in the classroom, and continuity of service for at least one semester.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


East Asia & Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean, North America, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Cambodia, Ghana, Honduras, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


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Ministry Affiliation



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COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Other

Cross-cutting areas

  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys in school, Girls in school, Youth


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School Enrolment Status

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School Level

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Other populations reached

  • Community leaders
  • Other community members - female
  • Other community members - male

Participants include

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Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization
  • General awareness-raising/community engagement

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

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Cross-cutting goals

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