The King Baudouin Foundation launches a call for projects to improve sanitation at school

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The BYX fund, managed by the King Baudouin Foundation, will launch a new call for projects in early 2022 to support the secondary schools of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (FWB) which are committed to improving the status, access and management. of their sanitary facilities. An envelope of 150,000 euros is planned for the selected projects, announces the Foundation Friday on the occasion of the world day of toilets, instituted by the United Nations.

Questionable hygiene, foul odors, dilapidated facilities, missing equipment, difficult access? The state of the toilets at school does not always encourage students 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 ASBL Question Santé have encouraged FWB schools to make their sanitary facilities welcoming. The “Let’s not beat around the bush! »Has already enabled 317 primary and secondary schools to benefit from support to improve their sanitary facilities for an amount of more than 1.5 million euros, in part thanks to the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

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About thirty beneficiary schools

In 2022, the thirty schools that will be selected will benefit from financial aid and support from the ASBL Question Santé, which offers support based on a combination of material improvements (repairs, new installations) and related organization. the use of toilets (rules for access to toilets, cleaning) and educational awareness actions (on respect, hygiene, health, the importance of places).

This Friday, World Toilet Day, the King Baudouin Foundation will share a video by comedian GuiHome to educate young and old about the importance of making toilets welcoming at school. The Manneken-Pis will also wear a special costume for the occasion.

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