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World Toilet Day

Posted on: November 12, 2015
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Thursday 19th November is World Toilet Day, a day to raise awareness about the global crisis of sanitation and how action needs to be taken. Across the world 1 in 3 people don’t have access to a basic toilet. Poor sanitation puts children at high risk of developing diseases such as diarrhoea which can lead to stunted growth, malnutrition and often fatality.

This World Toilet Day we’re asking you to put up our poster and share our work to provide some of the most rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa with access to safe water and proper toilets.

Click here to download the poster.
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The United Nations have said that by 2030 everyone in the world should have access to safe water and a proper toilet. Pump Aid thinks that children shouldn’t have to wait that long.

Water really does change everything. We’ve started working in pre-schools in Malawi to give children on the first rung of the educational ladder the best possible start in life. Along with providing pre-schools with access to safe water and toilets we promote safe hygiene behaviour through lessons and workshops to ensure long term benefits for children as well as the wider community. 

For more information on our current programmes click here.

Support our crowd funder so we can reach a 5th pre-school in Mng’ona, Malawi. Visit the project and share the link with others.