Day 4 of our #GuidingAdvent & we’re looking back to February.
The girls & leaders in South East division had a great time celebrating #WTD2018 and learning about how girls their age live in different parts of the world.
Achieving Sustainable Sanitation Success requires a multidisciplinary approach and consistent, intentional actions to support it. Leading a panel discussion following a high impact, heartfelt call to action by media personality, businesswoman, mom and campaign ambassador Anele Mdoda @zintathu who has already set up a crowdfunding platform and personally pledged her own funds as she raises awareness on the school sanitation crisis. Domestos has matched the pledge, and I have also thrown my hat into the ring with a pledge - the target is R1.1m to build toilet facilities for 3 schools. Want to help reach this target? Follow this ThundaFund link: https://www.thundafund.com/project/anelemdodawtd18
Thank you to Lethepu Mashaba (Unilever), Dr. Granville Whittle (DBE), Mr Sanjay Wijesekera (UNICEF), Mr Solly Mafoko (DBE) and Anele Mdoda for their insights, transparency and commitment to an incredible programme of sustainable action and hard work. Scary, real facts: 62% of the world’s population does not have access to adequate sanitation. 3 out of 4 of the leading causes of school absenteeism in SA are linked to sanitation. This is everybody’s problem. #FlushForum#WorldToiletDay#WTD2018#Unilever#Domestos#Education#WeAllGottaGo#Sanitation
In action, moderating The Flush Forum, hosted by Unilever and homecare brand Domestos in partnership with the Department of Basic Education and UNICEF to observe World Toilet Day (19 November) on Monday; under the theme “The Future of School Sanitation In South Africa”. Sanitation is not the sexiest or even the easiest subject to cover, however the lack of adequate, safe infrastructure and the multilayered effects of a lack of water, facilities, hygiene practice and waste management have created a national and global crisis and a real threat to the universal right to Dignity.
This event brought together important stakeholders and everyday South Africans to collaborate on new ideas, share their lived experiences and knowledge as well as find ways to work together to transform the school sanitation challenge. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the Sanitation Appropriate for Education (SAFE) initiative in August 2018 to accelerate government responses and service delivery to counter the massive deficit of facilities in our schools, and simultaneously called on the private sector to be an integral part of this effort.
A recent audit indicates that 3,800 schools are still using pit toilets, impacting millions of primary school children around the country. As part of Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan, Domestos has committed to assisting over 2 million citizens gain access to improved sanitation, sanitary environments and hygiene education by 2020. An incredibly moving, insightful and action oriented day spent getting our S.H.I.T (Sanitation, Hygiene, Innovation, Technology) together. We raised over R700,000 in pledges and project assistance at this event alone. Want to get involved? Check out my next post. #FlushForum#WorldToiletDay#WTD2018#Unilever#Domestos#Education#WeAllGottaGo#Sanitation
Happy World Toilet Day!
Aber Moment, warum feiern wir diesen Tag? Für uns ist es doch normal zu Hause eine saubere Toilette zu haben, im Einkaufszentrum, im Café, im Bahnhof oder öffentliche Toiletten in der Stadt oder seien es die Dixies beim Sportevent oder Festival und die Liste ließe sich fortsetzen.
Nicht allen Menschen auf dieser Welt, v. A. in Afrika und Asien, geht es so gut. Sie haben kein Klo mit Abwassersystem, vllt ein Plumsklo oder müssen ihre Notdurft gar im Freien erledigen. Händewaschen fällt demzufolge auch oft aus.
@vivaconagua und @goldeimer kämpfen gemeinsam dafür auf diese Missstände aufmerksam zu machen und engagieren sich für bessere Bedingungen.
#vivaconagua#vca#wasserfüralle#klosfüralle#klovember#walkofshit #🌎🚽🗓️ #worldtoiletday#wtd2018#wegiveashit#frankfurt#römerberg#069#getyourshittogether#ffm #
The real price of periods: For a woman in rural Tanzania to buy just one pack of manufactured sanitary pads could cost them up to 10% of their monthly earnings. So, when on their period, they use layered pieces of thick fabric instead – stiff material that gets wet quickly and often leads to urinary tract infections. It’s a similar story for millions of women and girls around the world. Good sanitary solutions are either unaffordable or unavailable, meaning that menstruation can regularly keep them out of work or school, as well as taking a heavy toll on their health.
Read about the impact of period poverty and what some organizations are doing about it.
Elk jaar is het op 19 november officieel Wereld Toilet Dag. Op deze dag, gesteund door de VN, staan de 2,4 miljard mensen centraal die niet beschikken over sanitaire voorzieningen. Het doel van Wereld Toilet Dag is om de media, het bedrijfsleven, hulporganisaties en consumenten samen te brengen en te sensibiliseren. Wij dragen ons steentje bij met een foto van ons boekentoilet: dit kleinste kamertje werd volledig ingericht als imitatiebibliotheek en is uniek in België. Wil je meer weten over Wereld Toilet Dag? Link in bio!
Today is #WorldToiletDay .
Not only do we need to improve access to decent toilets, but we also need to improve our waste management systems. In unplanned settlements in Tanzania, when there are no such systems in place, communities are forced to manually empty their pit latrines. Waste goes back into the environment, without being reused or treated, polluting water sources.
In Kigamboni and Temeke, we are working with sanitation entrepreneurs to improve liquid and solid waste management. Two Faecel Sludge Treatment Plants recycle waste into charcoal, manure and gas.
Photo: Mattius Millinga stands next to one of the vehicles which transports the equipment which empties the pit latrines. He has his sanitation business in Kigamboni, which employs over 20 people.