Access to Safe Water at Schools
English: number or % of targeted schools with year-round access to drinking water
French: nombre ou % d’écoles ciblées ayant accès à l’eau potable pendant toute l’année
Portuguese: número ou % de escolas-alvo com acesso a água para beber durante todo o ano
Czech: počet nebo % cílových škol s celoročním přístupem k pitné vodě
What is its purpose?
The indicator measures the number or proportion of targeted schools with year-round access to drinking water.
How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data
Collect the following data by using observations (Q1-Q2) and conducting key informant interviews (Q1-Q4) with the school employees and students:
RECOMMENDED SURVEY QUESTIONS (Q) AND POSSIBLE ANSWERS (A)
Q1: Does the school have access to drinking water?
A1: yes / no
(ask the next questions only if the previous answer is YES)
Q2: What is the main source of drinking water for your school?
1) tube well or borehole
2) protected shallow well
3) harvested rainwater
4) piped water/public tap
5) protected spring
6) surface water source (river, stream, pond, puddles, unprotected spring)
7) unprotected/ open shallow well
8) cart with small tank/drum
10) other: ................................
NOTE: Only options 1 – 5 count as “safe drinking water sources”.
Q3: For how many months per year can you use the water from this source?
A3: all year / …… months per year
(ask the next question only if the water from the main source is not accessible 12 months per year)
Q4: What is the water source you use when you cannot use the water from [specify the main source] ?
A4: use the same options as in A2
To calculate the indicator's value, divide the number of schools with year-round access to safe drinking water (answers 1-5) by the total number of assessed schools. Multiply the result by 100 to convert it to a percentage.