ENGAGE WITH GLOBAL POVERTY: ONE TOILET AT A TIME
2 billion people in the world don’t have a toilet. Because of this, millions of children fall sick, miss class – and fail their exams. Attendance gets worse when girls start their periods…
Rachel from Ivory Coast missed a lot of time in school because her family didn’t have a toilet. But after they built their loo and started washing their hands, everyone became much healthier. Rachel hardly ever misses class now, and her grades have improved dramatically. Check out her story:
With Toilet Twinning, you can explore key curriculum areas and encourage children to see themselves as global citizens.
- We have loads of resources (right) to help your pupils engage.
- We’ve also produced a brand-new activity booklet for primary school-age children. It’s their passport to a Wee World Tour – and they don’t have to leave their front door!
Dates for your diary
22 March: World Water Day
15 October: Global Handwashing Day
19 November: World Toilet Day
We have lots of resources and fundraising ideas to help you…
- Hold a ‘Blue for the Loo’ non-uniform day
- Organise a Soggy Bottoms bake sale
- Play Chicken Poo Bingo: everyone donates £2 to guess where Daisy will do her business!
- Organise some sponsored sportiness
- FILM: Toilets & going to school (Uganda)
- FILM: A father's story (Nepal)
- FILM: A schoolgirl in Zambia meets a schoolgirl from the UK