Schools are the most important places for children to play, learn and grow and to acquire essential skills for life. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is an integral part of contributing to education performance and providing children with a conducive learning environment where they can practice healthy habits and thrive. Children benefit from WASH in Schools, or WinS, interventions regardless of their backgrounds so that existing disadvantages and inequalities are reduced and all have better chances for a healthy and productive life.

The Fit for School approach applies school-based management to implement simple evidence-based interventions addressing multiple high-impact diseases. Combined with improved access to water, washing facilities and appropriate sanitation, key determinants of health are addressed in a single intervention package.