Toilets Making the Grade® (TMG) is a competition among 30 schools In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and compete for the best improvement of hand washing, sanitation and general hygiene. TMG will be implemented COVID-safer.
Work with the means available to your school based on your individual assessment. When you develop a good TMG concept you can protect everyone at your school and maybe win a prize for the best competition entry.
Sabawon will support your process, where needed.
You will find the timeline and the steps of the competition below on this page.
I have been a member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly since August 2018. My political career began in early 2010s and took off when I became the President for PTIs women wing for KP Province in 2015. As a legislator and political leader, my objectives are directed towards achieving social justice and reduction of inequality. I have a degree in Law, and see myself as building a career as a legislator in regional and national level political landscapes. I am currently involved in several endeavors of the provincial government that seek to reduce inequality between the genders. I am also part of several standing committees of the provincial government as an active and participating member. I have a special interest towards fighting child abuse and am a member of PAC, a volunteer group working on child abuse prevention and awareness.
Dear Students, Parents, Teachers, Colleagues and Friends,
It is a great pleasure to support the “Toilets Making the Grade” school competitions in our schools in Khyper Pashtunkwa. 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 am very enthralled by this approach which is applied in Balochistan as well. I am grateful to the Department of Education as well as for GIZ and SABAWON for its support in making the school competitions happen.
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.
MPA Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa
Parliamentary Secretary for Higher Education
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Until the winter break schools approached by Sabawon can decide to participate in the TMG competition. The school management and WASH / MHM Clubs should be willing to commit to the TMG process when registering with Sabawon.
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During the winter vacation the school management and the WASH teacher should already get familiar with the aims and methods of TMG. They should also plan, when and with whom to do the assessment sessions and from where to get support for possible activities. They can already think about who is responsible for filling the TMG proposal or implement activities.
After the winter break 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. A template for the TMG proposal is available from Sabawon. Please note, that all participants should fill in the consent form.
» Templates: Consent Form for use of photos and proposal form
On February 9th teams have to hand in their TMG Proposal.
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.
Only schools who are offered to participate in TMG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by the NGO Sabawon can be part of TMG.
Sabawon has invited both boys’ and girls’ schools on all levels.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa there will be one award for each school levels: high schools, middle schools and primary schools will each compete to win TMG.
The competition takes place at your school in Peshawar!
Sabawon 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, one picture of an activity implemented, one picture showing the snapshot of your process or a picture with the jury. 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 Sabawon to answer your questions directly under “Contact”.
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