The Fit for School approach is based on the principles of simplicity, sustainability and scalability. It was developed by GIZ and first implemented in schools in four Southeast Asian countries. The approach targets behavioral change through group-based activities (e.g. daily hand washing, daily tooth brushing, and bi-annual deworming). Furthermore, it emphasizes on school-based management to strengthen operation and maintenance processes of sanitation infrastructure and the school environment in general. Tanzania is the first African country to pilot the Fit for School approach. Together with the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Vocation (MoEST) and UNICEF, GIZ developed an adapted approach for Tanzania which is tested in 20 schools in Moshi and Temeke and in further districts where UNICEF is active since June 2015.
The current approach includes the following interventions:
Objective: An adapted Fit for School approach is tested in Tanzania and ready for upscaling by the Tanzanian government.
Currently supported activities include:
Previous activities include:
You can find more information about our work here:
Read our detailed factsheet here.
Have a look at the global Fit for School website
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