RCE Kunming-2014

1. Project Title: 
Human Values-based Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education in Kunming City(HVBWSHE)
2. Thematic area/s addressed by the project
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3. Project partner contact information : 
Yun Nan Normal University
implementer, coordinator
Main Contact: 
Zhu Miaoyuan
5. Project description
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Kunming is the 14 cities in one of the most serious shortage of water in China, and has been in a state of extreme water shortage. So, the education of water management, sanitation and hygiene should give the most prominence.

In the past, EE pay more attention to the environmental protection, but ESD takes “Value” as a core, it is thus necessary to instill Human Values into people starting from a very young age. The project is supporting by Ministry for National Education. The overall goal of HVBWSHE is to build capacities of schools and communities in order to facilitate changes in behaviour and personal attitudes among people and to promote better understanding of the linkage between protecting the environment, value guidance and maintenance of good health. Yun Nan Normal University had developed a series of investigation, training, teaching materials developing and participatory activities of “human value water education” among 6 primary schools and secondary schools and 1 community. It was mobilized hundreds of students, teachers and villagers’ participation and strengthened their awareness and capacity of sustainable development.

The intervention strategies will focus on the following basic principles:

a)Sensitising of stakeholders to create awareness on the important role of value-based water, sanitation and hygiene education;

b)Research of education model and adapting existing educational material (curriculum) to incorporate value-based water, sanitation and hygiene education in a collaborative manner towards behavioural change in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene to benefit the community;

c)Recognising and incorporating existing cultural values in water, sanitation and hygiene education;

d)Training of formal and non-formal educators to form a core of trainers in value-based water, sanitation and hygiene education;

e)Developing the teaching materials and integrating in the education activities of schools; Teaching of HVBWSHE in the selected schools and in the communities;

f)Introducing extra-curricular activities to facilitate and promote value-based, water, sanitation and hygiene education;

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