Twin your school loos

2.3 billion people in the world don’t have a toilet. Because of this, millions of children miss a huge amount of schooling through sickness – and fail their exams.

Your school can do something extraordinary for children living in desperate poverty. Why don’t you twin your toilets today?

Mira from Nepal missed a whole month of school when she fell sick with typhoid, because her family’s old latrine was contaminating their water supply. When Toilet Twinning’s local partner taught them how to build a proper toilet, the family invited all their neighbours to try it out:

Bridget in Uganda used to miss class in order to fetch drinking water from a stream. Now, clean water is piped to a tapstand at her school, thanks to Toilet Twinning. She’s learnt the importance of washing her hands – and she’s passed this info on to her parents:

Twinning your school loos couldn’t be easier…

Twinning toilets is a great way to have fun, expand your children’s horizons and explore key curriculum areas.

  • We have loads of resources (right) to help your pupils engage.
  • Ask us for a school pack containing all you need to hold an assembly or fundraising event.
  • Get in touch to ask if we have a speaker in your area.  

Dates for your diary

8 March: International Women’s Day
11 October: International Day of the Girl Child
19 November: World Toilet Day

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Wearhead Primary

Eighteen pupils at the tiny Wearhead Primary in Co Durham raised £420 by making handicrafts, selling their toys and doing a sponsored walk.

Loreto Sixth Form College

Loreto Sixth Form College in Manchester had three year-long fundraising pushes, and twinned more than 150 loos.