Every year, on the 8th March, International Women’s Day takes place to celebrate the social, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action to accelerate gender parity.
At Sanitation First we’re marking International Women’s Day by:
Wishing you a (slightly belated) Happy New Year from everyone here at Sanitation First!
New Year’s Eve has come and gone, and it’s time to fully embrace 2017 and everything it has in store for us. So, we’re taking this opportunity to (1) look back and celebrate our achievements in 2016, and (2) look forward to 2017 and set out our goals for the coming year.
Christmas is just around the corner, and this can only mean one thing at Sanitation First: the launch of our annual Christmas Appeal. This year we are using the appeal to shed light on girls and education, and the affect that sanitation can have on girls finding hope, dignity and a path to a better future.
On Saturday 19th November, it was World Toilet Day, a day to raise awareness of the life-changing impacts of the humble toilet and the wider, positive consequences it has upon health, education, empowerment, and livelihoods. It’s time to break the toilet taboo – let’s talk about toilets.
A big and personal “THANK YOU” on behalf of all of the people you have helped. The kind donations to our Tamil Nadu Emergency flood appeal made a real difference and helped us to repair all the toilets damaged by the extreme weather.
Congratulations and well done to our dedicated team, who ran the Bath Half Marathon on Sunday 13th March – The money raised will enable us to build more urgently-needed Grosan (composting) toilets for families in Tamil Nadu, Southeast India, where the vast majority of people do not have any sanitation facilities and open defecation is commonplace.