You need to know the responsible authorities on WASH in schools in that country/state, then get the approved designs from them (if they exist) or get understanding on what are their plans on WASH in schools (Get the baseline information first). From there, you can continue with your proposal on improving WASH in schools.
Hello. Who do you work for? What is the size and scope of the project? One school, many schools? What is your budget and what skills do you have available?
The starting point would be to develop the brief, possibly with a design team (Eng, Arch, Builder) in place.
You'll be needing to plan water supply, waste removal and treatment and then building design. You might be able to put foul waste into existing drainage or you might have to sort out local waste treatment, by using simple reed bed style technology.
Not knowing where in the project you may be, let me suggest that the first thing is to develop "appreciation for sanitation". You need to get people to "value" what you want to do. Otherwise the poor results will disappoint you.
Some type of "community involvement" is necessary. Let the community help you develop the plan. Let the community help develop the solution and feel it is THEIR solution.
Here is a methodology that may help you:
The mechanics of the solution are the easy part. Hope this helps, and I hope you are past this point already. In which case we can start talking about solutions, from "arborloos" all the way to "urine separation", and "flushing toilets". 'nando
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