School health is
a healthful environment,
nursing and other health services that students need to stay in school,
nutritious and appealing school meals,
opportunities for physical activity that include physical education,
health education that covers a range of developmentally appropriate topics taught by knowledgeable teachers,
Programs that promote the health of school faculty and staff.
Counselling, psychological and social services that promotes healthy social and emotional development and remove barriers to students’ learning.
Importance of school hygiene
Schools can determine children’s health and well-being by their exposure to a healthy or unhealthy school environment. There are lot of architectural and aesthetic aspects related to a school’s hygienic needs, such as: school’s building plan, safe water supply, disposition of waste, emergency lighting, heating and ventilation, as well as adequate school facilities (halls, classrooms, and common areas) and furniture.
Schools have a central place in the health of a community. Inappropriate hygiene in schools can cause many diseases. If there are no school sanitation and hygiene facilities, or if they aren’t maintained and used adequately, schools become places where diseases are likely transmitted.
Why is the school environment important?
The physical environment of school buildings and school grounds is a key factor in the overall health and safety of students, staff, and visitors. School buildings and grounds must be designed and maintained to be free of health and safety hazards, and to promote learning. Studies have shown that student achievement can be affected either positively or negatively by the school environment. A positive, supportive environment can help students feel safe and make better grades.
We are focused on supporting the basic school infrastructure; Policies are in place to ensure safe water supply, sanitation, healthy air quality, good lighting, safe playgrounds, and emergency response, among other issues that relate to better schools environment.