School Health and Nutrition

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.