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Stein, Otto R.; Schmalzbauer, Leah – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2012
The Montana State University student chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA is a student-managed partnership with the people of Khwisero, Kenya. The primary mission, to bring potable water and clean sanitation facilities to 61 primary schools and the surrounding communities of Khwisero, necessitates a long-term commitment to collaboration and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Majors (Students)
UNICEF, 2014
This report presents key statistics relating to: (1) child malnutrition in Africa; (2) HIV/AIDS and Malaria in Africa; (3) child marriage, birth registration and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C); (4) education in Africa; (5) child mortality in Africa; (6) Drinking water and sanitation in Africa; and (7) maternal health in Africa.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Data, Child Health, Nutrition
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Hobday, Karen; Ramke, Jacqueline; du Toit, Rènée; Pereira, Sara M. – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: To assess whether there was an improvement in the knowledge, attitudes and practices of students after the Healthy Eyes in Schools Project intervention and to complete a process evaluation to inform future implementation of health promotion interventions. Design: A descriptive, mixed-methods design was used, including questionnaires and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes, Health Behavior, Visual Acuity
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Rydhagen, B.; Dackman, C. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2011
In the Swedish Act for higher education, as well as in the policies of technical universities, it is stated that sustainable development (SD) should be integrated into engineering education. Researchers argue that SD needs to be integrated into the overall course content rather than added as a specific course. In this paper, six engineering…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Water Quality, Water, Course Content
Gibberd, Jeremy – PEB Exchange, 2007
While some South African schools have excellent infrastructure, others lack basic services such as water and sanitation. This article describes the school infrastructure performance indicator system (SIPIS) in South Africa. The project offers an approach that can address both the urgent provision of basic services as well as support the…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Evaluation, Models
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Roelen, Keetie; Gassmann, Franziska; de Neubourg, Chris – Social Indicators Research, 2010
Despite a wide under-prioritization, the issue of child poverty has received increasing attention worldwide over the last decade. The acknowledgement in Vietnam that child-specific poverty measurement is crucial for poverty efforts directed towards children, and the current lack thereof, instigated the development of a Vietnam child poverty…
Descriptors: Poverty, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Environment, Cultural Context
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Sommer, Marni – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
The importance of girls' education for population health outcomes in low-income countries is well documented. Despite this critical relationship, the global public health community has tended to overlook aspects of the school environment that may hinder girls' pubertal transitions in schools across low-income countries. Minimal empirical attention…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Low Income Groups, Developing Institutions
Project WET Foundation, 2008
Clean water, proper sanitation and good hygiene form a solid foundation for a student's health education. This activities guide is designed to enable teachers to take an active role in making a real difference in the lives of children and their families. Its 40 pages are filled with engaging ways to impart an understanding about how common…
Descriptors: Health Education, Child Welfare, Water, Hygiene
Global Partnership for Education, 2018
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) supports country-level efforts for equity and quality in education through school health activities. In developing countries, an estimated 500 million days of school per year are lost due to sickness. Poor health conditions of school children in developing countries hinder their access and participation…
Descriptors: Child Health, Well Being, Developing Nations, Health Promotion
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Greenberg, Jeffrey K.; Hefley, Daniel; Brice, Peter; Hoti, Arben; Engel, Allison; Erkman, Caleb; Yates, Jonie; Webb, Forrest; O'Rourke, Katie; Ademi, Kaltrina – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2012
Geology is increasingly involved in the planning and implementation of community development projects throughout the globe. A partnership among the Water For Life organization, Wheaton College in Illinois, and the village of Tushile in Kosovo during the past few years has proven to be successful in potentially sustainable improvements, including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Earth Science, Science Instruction, Partnerships in Education
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Jenkins-McLean, Terri – Journal of Environmental Health, 1991
The seven-step project cycle used in a water sanitation project in Belize from 1986-89 is described. The direct involvement of community organizations, village councils, family gatherings, parent-teacher organizations, political groups, Village Health Committees, and volunteer organizations is emphasized. (CW)
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Conservation (Environment), Developing Nations, Environmental Education
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Battiston, Diego; Cruces, Guillermo; Lopez-Calva, Luis Felipe; Lugo, Maria Ana; Santos, Maria Emma – Social Indicators Research, 2013
This paper studies multidimensional poverty for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Mexico and Uruguay for the period 1992-2006. The approach overcomes the limitations of the two traditional methods of poverty analysis in Latin America (income-based and unmet basic needs) by combining income with five other dimensions: school attendance for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sanitation, Heads of Households, Income
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Wittig, Ann – Advances in Engineering Education, 2013
Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB) is a nonprofit organization that partners student chapters with communities in fundamental need of potable water, clean air, sanitation, irrigation, energy, basic structures for schools and clinics, roads and bridges, etc. While EWB projects may vary in complexity, they are all realistic, ill-structured and…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, Student Projects, Problem Based Learning, Social Problems
Gould, Eric D.; Lavy, Victor; Paserman, M. Daniele – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2009
This paper estimates the effect of the childhood environment on a large array of social and economic outcomes lasting almost 60 years, for both the affected cohorts and for their children. To do this, we exploit a natural experiment provided by the 1949 Magic Carpet operation, where over 50,000 Yemenite immigrants were airlifted to Israel. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Children, Early Experience
Talbert, Diana E., Comp. – 1984
This document provides an overview of Peace Corps water and sanitation activities, five case studies (Thailand, Yemen, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, and Togo), programming guidelines, and training information. Each case study includes: (1) background information on the country's geography, population, and economics; (2) information on the country's…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developing Nations, Guidelines, Postsecondary Education
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