TWIN YOUR TAPS AND BE PART OF A FAIRER WORLD!
Help increase equality for women and girls by twinning a tap for International Women’s Day on the 8th March or World Water Day on March 22nd.
Here’s why it all matters
Lack of access to drinking water, means missing out on school for Bridget…
Bridget lives in south-west Uganda. She has four sisters. Her father is a banana farmer and Bridget often helps him in the plantation.
Every day Bridget walks to a spring to fetch water. The water is contaminated by animal and human waste from household toilets that have been built in the wrong place.
During assembly at Bridget’s school, children are chosen to go and fetch water from a spring quite far away. Often, by the time they get back to school classes have already started. Children are getting left behind in their education every day.
Thankfully, due to people twinning their taps a tap-stand has now been installed at Bridget’s school so that pupils now have clean water on site and don’t have to miss their lessons anymore!
Twin a Tap today
For every £60 your church donates, you can twin one of your taps with a tap-stand in Zambia, Uganda, Nepal, Malawi, Kenya, Guatemala, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Brazil or Afghanistan.
We’ve created some resources for you in the right-hand column to use to raise awareness and fundraise for the vital resource of clean and safe water!
- An introduction to Tap Twinning PowerPoint with beautiful photos and global water facts
- The full story of Bridget and her family in Uganda – Uganda case study
- A moving film of Bridget’s story
- Interactive story with actions to get children thinking about the impact of living without clean water
Book a Speaker for your group’s meeting
We have a fantastic UK-wide network of volunteer speakers who are equipped to give an excellent and inspiring talk about Tap or Toilet Twinning. If you’d like to book a speaker for your group meeting, please get in touch:
Once your group is ready to donate, you can make a BACS transfer to us online (please include your school’s name as a reference):
Account name Toilet Twinning
Sort code 20-00-00
Alternative, you can send a cheque (payable to ‘Toilet Twinning’) to:
Toilet Twinning, 1052–1054 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6DS.
We won’t automatically send out twinning certificates – so if you want to put Toilet Twinning certificates in your school loos, please get in touch to tell us how many you need and if you want the school name on each of them.
If you raise £240, don’t forget that you can twin with a school block in Mozambique, Malawi, Nigeria or Tanzania – or a refugee block in Bangladesh or DRC.
St Devenick’s young people
Young people at St Devenick’s Episcopal Church in Aberdeen took on a sponsored bike ride, a movie night and an outdoor sleepover under cardboard boxes, and invited along a few friends. They far-exceeded their target, raising £840 – enough to twin 14 household latrines.