Call for articles for EENET's 2010 newsletter

The theme for the 2010 newsletter will be:

water, sanitation and inclusive education

The issue of access to suitable toilet facilities and water supplies can have a big impact on whether or not children attend school, or perform well when they are there.

Inaccessible and unsafe toilet facilities, lacking privacy and good hygiene, and inadequate or dirty water supplies affect all learners, but may pose particular barriers to disabled children and to girls. Schools which have no toilet facilities may experience higher drop-out levels, especially as children get older. Schools that cannot provide their pupils with safe drinking water find that learners struggle to concentrate in class when they are thirsty, or miss classes in order to fetch water from elsewhere.

EENET's staff have been focusing on the issue of how school water and sanitation arrangements impact on the inclusion of children in education for some time. Now we want to hear what you think!

We are looking for newsletter articles that focus on:

If you are not an experienced writer, don't worry. Send us your ideas and we will try to help you to develop these ideas into an article.

ou may also find it helpful to look at some previous newsletter articles when you are developing ideas for your own article. If you don't already have copies of "Enabling Education", please ask us to send you some, or look at the newsletters online.

We really encourage you to send us articles that have been researched/written by, or in collaboration with, children and young people. We also always welcome articles that make use of drawings, photos, etc.

Number of words: articles should be about 600 words long.

Deadline: first drafts or article ideas should be sent to us by 31st March 2010

Images: if you would like us to print a photograph or drawing with your article, please send us either the original print/drawing or email us a high resolution digital image.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact details:
Ingrid Lewis
ENET Co-ordinator
EENET c/o ESI, School of Education
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL
UK Email: