Hygiene and Sanitation Improvement Project (PHASE) in Schools

Main objective:

Strengthen the quality of education by improving hygiene and sanitation conditions in schools


In 2018, the government adopted its post-2015 education sector plan. The main challenges for the Beninese state remain: to increase the access and the maintenance of the 3-15 years at school, to offer an inclusive and fair education and improve the management and steering of basic education.


Since 2016, the project led by Aide et Action aims to strengthen the quality of education by improving hygiene and sanitation conditions in schools. It provides, among other things, the construction and equipment of sanitation facilities, training in the use and maintenance of sanitary infrastructure, the awareness of students and communities to the rules of hygiene in schools and families.

In 2018, 640 sanitary kits were distributed to 325 girls in 50 schools in two target communes; 43 resource people have been identified and trained to help girls better manage their menstrual hygiene; 323 girls were made aware of the use of sanitary pads; 144 mothers of schoolgirls were sensitized to the project; 2,446 brochures on reproductive health were distributed to girls from 8 colleges in the municipalities of Avrankou, Adjarra and Cotonou.


Foundation Claudine Talon, NSP

Project location / Benin, five communes of South Benin: Adjarra, Avrankou, Aguégués, Porto-Novo and Sô-Ava
Region / Africa, Benin
Area / Access and quality of education
Duration / 2016 - 2018
The project covers / Girls and boys
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