WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION FACILITIES OF SOME SELECTED SCHOOLS IN KHAGRACHHARI
Journal: Water Conservation and Management (WCM)
Author: Mahmuda Parvin, Hlanuching Chowdhury, Ahmad Kamruzzaman Majumder
Print ISSN : 2523-5664
Online ISSN : 2523-5672
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Bangladesh is experiencing a faster urbanization rate in Asia. According to World Bank, Bangladesh loses 4 – 6% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to inadequate sanitation. In this study twenty schools at Khagrachhari district were selected. Field visits and questionnaire surveys were conducted to collect data of water supply and sanitation facilities. Ratio of male and female teachers of the schools were almost equal. In seven schools the percentage of boys’ students was higher while that of girls’ students were higher in six schools. Only two schools have water supply from Public Health and others have tube wells or pumps for water supply, but one school has no water supply facility. Most of the schools don’t have sufficient toilets. Only five schools have sufficient toilets for boys and two schools have sufficient toilet for girls. Only two schools have no separate toilet for boys and girls and one school has only one toilet. The sanitation facilities of the selected schools did not satisfy the standard recommended by world health organization (WHO). Anyway, by means of Governmental and non-Governmental initiatives safe water related activities, sanitary latrines and hand washing practices are increasing day by day.