Local ownership of WASH responses are required in Pacific schools

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

To celebrate #WorldToiletDay2018, a blog has been published by the 'Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) Blog' at the University of Leeds.

The blog was written by Dr Dani Barrington, University of Leeds, and AHRG members Dr Michelle Redman-MacLaren, James Cook University and Mr Humpress Harrington, PhD Candidate, James Cook University and past Head of Atoifi Campus, Pacific Adventist University.

Exploring the importance of ownership for successful WASH responses in Pacific schools, especially for girls and for students with a disability, the use of a tree metaphor was developed by Mr Harrington.

"The system components can be seen as the branches of a tree", says Mr Harrington, "while the roots of the tree are the socio-cultural contexts, ways of knowing and ways of learning".

To read the blog in full, visit: see: https://wash.leeds.ac.uk/local-leadership-of-wash-responses-are-required...

To read the recently published scoping review of WASH in the Pacific (open access), visit: https://iwaponline.com/washdev/article/8/3/386/41301/Water-sanitation-an...

For more information, please email: humpress.harrington@gmail.com

For more information about the tree image, please read: https://wash.leeds.ac.uk/local-leadership-of-wash-responses-are-required...