Toilet twinning in the School of Geography
World Water Day, 22nd March 2017
In support of World Water Day (22nd March), the School of Geography organised a fund-raising event for toilettwinning.org.
2.4 billion people across the world don’t have somewhere safe to use the loo. Around a third of the world’s population have to use fields, streams, rivers, railway lines, canal banks, roadsides, plastic bags, or squalid, disease-breeding buckets. Every minute, a child under the age of five dies because of dirty water and poor sanitation.
Toilet twinning raises funds to enable people living in poor communities to have clean water, a basic toilet, and to learn about hygiene – a vital combination that helps end generational poverty.
Following our successful effort last year, Green Mary team member Kate Amis went the extra mile to ‘pimp’ the toilets for this year’s event. Ladies’ and gents’ loos were enhanced with scented sticks, soap and hand cream; fairy lights; magazines; kitsch toilet roll covers with map-themed clothing; Donald Trump toilet paper, and of course some collecting boxes in which £120 was raised to twin our toilets with facilities in Nepal and Bangladesh. The certificates are proudly displayed in the Geography first floor toilets.