With support from the Alcoa Foundation, STS has implemented the Alcoa School Health and Education Project (ASHE) in all 30 Guinean partner schools. The project consists of the following:
• Assist schools develop their own school health policies; each school develops their own rules and regulations to maintain a healthy school environment.
• Provide grants to communities to improve health conditions in their elementary schools. Community members are trained in school-base health promotion, then they select projects to be funded, such as latrines, wells and first aid kits, and they manage the projects.
• Train teachers to use more active teaching methods to teach health – ones that develop life skills, not just memorization of health facts.
• Organize school sanitation days in which whole communities are mobilized to clean their schools.