Love Is…Having A Toilet By Tessa Harris

Forget flowers and chocolate as ways to woo women. In modern India, men would be well advised not to declare their love with flowers, but with a gift that’s much more practical, even if decidedly less romantic. Bollywood romances are famous the world-over for their...

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Why Should We Support India?

The answer to this simple question is complex.

In order to understand why we choose to focus our philanthropic resources in India, the current climate of India must be understood. With over 1.2 billion inhabitants, India is a densely populated country, and with such a rich history, it’s no surprise that it is full of contradictions and complexities. Incomprehension of such complexities can lead to false impressions, which prompt questions such as ‘why should we give aid to a country that is able to fund its own space programme?’

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Why Settle For Bog Standard?

Children all over the world spend large proportions of their time in school, where they build the foundations for the rest of their lives. Indeed, they learn value systems, cultural practises, and social behaviours in school, and the school environment impacts upon...

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Ecosan as a Solution to Our Soil and Sanitation Crises

A fundamental part of human life, soil is one of the earth’s most important reserves. Indeed, as 95% of the food we eat comes from the ground, soils are the basis of life. Yet all over the planet, the condition of our soil is declining at an alarming rate; so much so...

read more

World Soil Day and Global Sanitation

The 5th December is World Soil Day, an annual global observance dedicated to raising awareness for one of the earth’s most important reserves. Soil is a finite resource that is fundamental to human livelihoods, yet all over the world its condition is declining at an alarming rate.

read more

Let’s Break the Taboo for World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day falls on the 19th November, which is also a special day for our organisation, as it is also Dr Shunmuga Paramasivan's birthday. Dr Shunmuga Paramasivan has been working in sanitation for more than forty years, and we are very lucky to have him as an...

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Guest Blog Post: Anne and Gordon Milne Visit Puducherry

We are incredibly lucky to have a special, guest blog post this month, written by Anne Milne. Earlier this year, Anne and Gordon Milne visited some of our sanitation projects in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. They also opened our brand new ecosan toilet block at Periya...

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The Human Right to a Toilet

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly declared sanitation a universal human right. This means that everyone, everywhere, has the right to a toilet. Did you realise that through your last trip to the bathroom, you were actually exercising one of your fundamental...

read more

Love Is…Having A Toilet By Tessa Harris

Forget flowers and chocolate as ways to woo women. In modern India, men would be well advised not to declare their love with flowers, but with a gift that’s much more practical, even if decidedly less romantic. Bollywood romances are famous the world-over for their...

Why Should We Support India?

The answer to this simple question is complex.

In order to understand why we choose to focus our philanthropic resources in India, the current climate of India must be understood. With over 1.2 billion inhabitants, India is a densely populated country, and with such a rich history, it’s no surprise that it is full of contradictions and complexities. Incomprehension of such complexities can lead to false impressions, which prompt questions such as ‘why should we give aid to a country that is able to fund its own space programme?’

Why Settle For Bog Standard?

Children all over the world spend large proportions of their time in school, where they build the foundations for the rest of their lives. Indeed, they learn value systems, cultural practises, and social behaviours in school, and the school environment impacts upon...

School Toilets: Why We Shouldn’t Settle For Bog Standard!

Although education has long been recognised as a human right, there is so much more to schooling that putting children in front of a teacher.Creating a positive school environment should become a universal goal, as it plays a fundamental role in a child’s development...

Ecosan as a Solution to Our Soil and Sanitation Crises

A fundamental part of human life, soil is one of the earth’s most important reserves. Indeed, as 95% of the food we eat comes from the ground, soils are the basis of life. Yet all over the planet, the condition of our soil is declining at an alarming rate; so much so...

World Soil Day and Global Sanitation

The 5th December is World Soil Day, an annual global observance dedicated to raising awareness for one of the earth’s most important reserves. Soil is a finite resource that is fundamental to human livelihoods, yet all over the world its condition is declining at an alarming rate.

Let’s Break the Taboo for World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day falls on the 19th November, which is also a special day for our organisation, as it is also Dr Shunmuga Paramasivan's birthday. Dr Shunmuga Paramasivan has been working in sanitation for more than forty years, and we are very lucky to have him as an...

Guest Blog Post: Anne and Gordon Milne Visit Puducherry

We are incredibly lucky to have a special, guest blog post this month, written by Anne Milne. Earlier this year, Anne and Gordon Milne visited some of our sanitation projects in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. They also opened our brand new ecosan toilet block at Periya...

17 Reasons Why We Should All Be Talking About Ecological Sanitation (Ecosan)

Here at Sanitation First, we believe that our ecological ecosan models should be taking over the world of sanitation. We believe that more people knew about the world-changing, sustainable power of ecological sanitation.

The Human Right to a Toilet

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly declared sanitation a universal human right. This means that everyone, everywhere, has the right to a toilet. Did you realise that through your last trip to the bathroom, you were actually exercising one of your fundamental...
School girls who have benefited from Sanitation First's ecosan toilets
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