GCCNHS gears up for WinS evaluation
The third HR-PTA meeting culminated the series of meetings that started with the department heads’, grade level coordinators’, teachers’, and stakeholders’ in preparation for the upcoming project WinS regional evaluation of the school in November 6.
The said meeting which started with a pahina gave the advisers the chance to disseminate information on WinS and seek assistance for it and other DepEd projects such as BIG (Beautiful in Gingoog) which focuses on the school’s beautification.
Class advisers stressed the following for the said evaluation: cleaning the surrounding classroom areas, putting up of WinS corner for washing and drinking, posting of signages on comfort rooms, placing three receptacles inside the comfort rooms, and providing changing areas for the girls inside the classroom.
The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools (WinS) Program’s implementation is mandated by DO 10, s. of 2016 under former Secretary Armin A. Luistro which aims to promote correct hygiene and sanitation practices among school children and a clean environment in and around the schools to keep learners safe and healthy.
The project’s first implementation happened sometime in August 2016 when all schools nationwide collected and submitted WinS data through the Enhanced Basic Education Information System (EBEIS).
The data gathering among schools nationwide then became annual in order to track the following WinS indicators: availability of drinking water, regularity of cleaning of sanitation facilities, availability of group hand washing facilities, accessibility of sanitary pads, compliance with food handling standards, and number of learners dewormed.