A call for projects was launched at the beginning of the year to support schools committing to improving the condition, access and management of their toilets.
Questionable hygiene, nauseating odours, dilapidated installations, missing equipment, difficult access, etc. The state of the toilets at school does not always encourage pupils to go there regularly or to drink enough, which can have repercussions on their state of health and their concentration in class, underlines the King Baudouin Foundation.
Since 2013, the BYX fund and the non-profit association Question Santé have been encouraging FWB schools to make their sanitary facilities welcoming. The initiative “Let’s not beat around the bush!” has now already enabled 346 primary and secondary schools to benefit from support to improve their sanitary facilities for an amount of more than 1.6 million euros, partly thanks to the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
The selected schools will benefit from financial aid and support from the ASBL Question Santé. The projects selected combine material improvements (infrastructure, hygiene, comfort, etc.), reflection on organization (regulation of access to toilets, management of toilet paper, soap?) and awareness-raising actions (on the importance of location, hygiene, respect, privacy).