Hygiene Education at Schools
English: number or % of students who received hygiene education as part of the school curriculum
French: nombre ou % d'élèves ayant reçu une formation en hygiène dans le cadre du programme scolaire
Czech: počet nebo % studentů jenž se zúčastnilo vzdělávacího modulu o správné hygiene organizovaného v rámci školních osnov
What is its purpose?
The indicator assesses the proportion and number of children who were taught by their teachers the essential hygiene-related practices and knowledge as a part of the standard school curriculum (i.e. not as a part of an externally-driven, one-off initiative).
How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data
There are two main options for gaining the required data:
> you can collect them from the school administration's records - this method is recommended if you can trust the quality of the data the school provides and if you do not plan to conduct any survey among children
> if you plan to conduct a survey among school children (for example, on their knowledge and practice), you can include a question: "During the last [specify time period], did you participate in a lesson where the teacher taught you about good hygiene?"
> alternatively, you can do both and then cross-check the data
If you report on the percentage of students who received hygiene education, calculate the indicator's value by dividing the number of students who received hygiene education as part of the school curriculum by the total number of the target schools' students and multiplying the result by 100.
1) If hygiene education sessions are intended for students of a certain grade only, adjust your survey's sampling accordingly (i.e. do not include all students).
2) While the indicator tells the number of children who were taught, it does not show what they actually learnt (and did as a result of the learning). Consider complementing the indicator by a mini-survey assessing the extent to which children know and practice what they were taught.
3) For more indicators on WASH in schools, see UNESCO (2013) Monitoring and Evaluation Guidance for School Health Programs.
Access Additional Guidance
- UNESCO (2014) M&E Guidance for School Health Programs (.pdf)