Skinners’ Academy's Voices group have managed to raise £370 to help provide less fortunate people with functioning toilets and access to clean water.
Skinners’ Academy's Voices group have managed to raise £370 to help provide less fortunate people with functioning toilets and access to clean water. The money raised has helped to build a school toilet block in Uganda, and household latrines in Afghanistan, and Zambia.
The Toilet Twinning project was brought to our attention by Year 12 student Yasmine A. A short video explaining her reasons for wanting to launch the project at Skinners' Academy as well as how our other Voices activists feel about the importance of the project can be viewed on our Instagram (@skinnersacademy or via our YouTube channel here.
2.3 billion people don’t have somewhere safe and hygienic to go to the toilet. Of those, almost 1,000 children die every day from preventable diseases linked to dirty water and unsafe toilets and children worldwide miss acollective 443 million school days each year because of dirty water and poor sanitation, and girls often drop out of school altogether when they begin their periods.
Toilet Twinning is an organisation that helps fund a project in a poor community that will enable families and communities to build a basic toilet, have access to clean water and learn about hygiene. It provides the materials and knowledge to build toilets in communities so that these children have a bright future which isn’t cut short from lack of sanitation.
We have received three certificates for our fundraising which have been placed next to Academy toilet blocks on each floor, and will serve as a reminder of the privilege we at Skinners’ Academy have to be able to go to the toilet without fear or shame.