Toilets Making the Grade® (TMG) Balochistan is a competition among 28 schools, that compete for the best improvement of hand washing, sanitation and general hygiene. TMG will be implemented COVID-safer.
Working with the means available to your school and based on your individual assessment you can develop and implement your TMG proposal. With good TMG concept you can protect everyone at your school and maybe win a prize for the best competition entry.
BRSP will support your process, where needed.
You will find the timeline and the steps of the competition below on this page.
Dear Students, Parents, Teachers, Colleagues and Friends,
It is a great pleasure to support the “Toilets Making the Grade” school competitions in our schools. I am excited about the uniqueness of this competition, which addresses everyone at school and brings them together to work on solutions for challenges related to water, sanitation and hygiene.
With better cleanliness and hygiene in our schools, we will learn in a healthier environment, which enables to perform better! There is a direct interconnection between school attendance, health, adequate school toilets and proper handwashing. Therefore, it is so crucial to improve the sanitation and hygiene situation
of our schools.
I was so electrified about the first TMG school competition in Pakistan that took place in Baluchistan in 2018/19 under the leadership of the Department of Education. It was a great success with memorable events.
As your participation is the driver of success, I wish you good ideas and excitement during the development of your proposals and I look forward to seeing the creativity, innovativeness and teamwork in your schools.
Shakeela Naveed Noor Qazi
Schools can decide to participate in the TMG competition and register online through the website.
The school management and WASH / MHM Clubs should be willing to commit to the TMG process when registering with BRSP.
After registering the WASH and MHM Clubs can come together, learn about TMG and start with the TMG work: the assessments, activity development, activity implementation and documentation.
The template for the entry form is visible on the webportal, once your school is registered and when you are logged in. The relevant buttons are on the top right of this webpage.
If your school cannot use the webportal please ask BRSP for paper templates.
Please note, that all participants should fill in the consent form.
By the end of April teams have to hand in their TMG proposal if possible through this website.
Once you are registered and logged in, you can see the upload form. If you can't submit online, please contact BRSP for paper forms.
You can log in on the top right of this page. The upload button for your proposal can also be found there.
The jury wants to see the impact of the activities that the schools are implementing and the hygiene and sanitation situation of the school.
Until then schools have time to kick-off their activities. If activities are not exactly done as explained in the proposal, but adapted to the actual needs, there is no problem. The jury will hear your reasons.
The winning schools will receive their laudatio at the official TMG award ceremony.
While you make your school more pleasant and promote health, you can also win attractive prizes and showcase your achievements to the public and the school authorities.
Boys’ and girls’ schools on all levels are eligible to participate.
In Balochistan there will be one award for each school levels: high schools, middle schools and primary schools will each compete to win TMG.
Please contact BRSP in case you want to check your eligibility.
The competition takes place at your school!
BRSP will guide you on how to do the assessment and where to hand in your proposal.
Yes, your team should represent different groups from your school, led by the WASH Clubs.
The team should include school management, teachers, students, maintainers, parents and non-teaching staff. You can only participate and win with a team.
Your proposal comprises of:
1) A description of the activities to improve hygiene and sanitation at your school, including
a. the results of your self-analysis on challenges and their root causes for hygiene and sanitation
b. a list of collaborations you may need,
c. how to motivate everyone at school to take part, and
e. importantly who does what and when to improve hygiene and sanitation at your school long term.
2) The documentation of your self-analysis process and the implementation of your activities.
This can be one team picture and pictures of the activities implemented. Each picture should have a file size of maximum 2 MB.
3) A list of your actively involved team members
There will be one TMG award for each school level:
- high schools,
- middle schools and
- primary schools
The best entries are defined as those with a coherent set of activities based on your participatory self-analysis with your complete team.
Criteria to win are:
How broad is the support for the concept at the school (participating stakeholder groups)?
*Ideas that are implementable by the school*
*Quality of the problem analysis*
Have the underlying root causes of transmission at the school been investigated?
Concept contains a coherent set of activities to achieve/improve health-promoting, appreciated, safe sanitation and hygiene services at their specific school.
**To not spoil the fun, we will announce prizes soon. It will be exiting!**
Find more answers to Frequently Asked Questions in the specific "FAQ” Section". You can also read the Steps for Schools Document in the "Downloads" section.
Find the phone number of BRSP to answer your questions directly under “Contact”.
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