THE RIGHT TO A TOILET

19 August 2017

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly declared sanitation a universal human right. This means that everyone, everywhere, has the right to a toilet[1].

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Can Sanitation End the Hunger Crisis?

14th August 2017

Ending hunger in the developing world is a major priority for many global charities and organisations, and for good reason. Globally, despite international awareness and encouraging signs of reductions in certain regions, levels of under-nutrition remain unacceptably high: over 3 million children still die of malnutrition every year, with 155 million children affected by stunting and 52 million by wasting. In 2016, more than half of all wasted children lived in South Asia (UNICEF, 2016).

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17 REASONS WHY WE SHOULD ALL BE TALKING ABOUT ECOLOGICAL SANITATION (ECOSAN)

1 June 2017
 

 

Here at Sanitation First, we believe that ecosan should be taking over the world of sanitation. And we think that many of you would agree with us, if only more people knew about this world-changing power of ecosan. We’re taking this opportunity to shout about why ecosan could, and should, be changing the ways we think about sanitation. So we’ve put together 17 mind-blowing reasons why we should all be talking more about ecosan.

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EDUCATION ABOUT MENSTRUATION CHANGES EVERYTHING

28 May 2017

Today, the 28th May, is International Menstrual Hygiene Day – a day to raise awareness of the challenges that women and girls worldwide face due to their menstruation as well as highlight solutions that address these challenges.

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QUIZ: HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT GLOBAL SANITATION?

05 May 2017

How much do you know about global sanitation? Here’s your chance to test yourself! Take our quiz and learn more about why investing in clean, safe sanitation is so important.

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SIX THINGS TO MAKE YOU THINK, ON WORLD HEALTH DAY

7th April 2017

Today, 7Th April, is World Health Day. World Health Day is a global day of health awareness. Our post discusses six things to make you think, on this World Health Day 2017.

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GUEST BLOG POST: ANNE AND GORDON MILNE VISIT PUDUCHERRY

29 March 2017

We are incredibly lucky as this month we have a special, guest blog post written by Anne Milne.

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2017: #BeBoldForChange

8th March 2017

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:

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

13 January 2017

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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.

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HOPE, DIGNITY AND A PATH TO A BETTER FUTURE

8 December 2016
 

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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.

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WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT TOILETS

23 November 2016
 

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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.

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TAMIL NADU FLOOD APPEAL

20 September 2016
 

Boothampadi School 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.

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MONKTON SENIOR SCHOOL NAME SANITATION FIRST AS THEIR CHARITY OF THE YEAR

20 September 2016
 

Monkton Senior School raise money for India

Pupils at Monkton Senior School, near Bath named Sanitation First as their charity of the year.

The school charity committee arranged a variety of events, including a charity swim consisting of three hours of solid swimming, with one pupil swimming more than 11km to raise the money.

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CLEAN WATER FOR KUNDIYAMALLUR SCHOOL, INDIA

27 July 2016

Water tank Kundiyamallur School

250 pupils at Kundiyamallur school now have clean water for drinking and hand washing.

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PRIMARY SCHOOL FLUSHED WITH SUCCESS

13 May 2016

St Philips Primary School, Odd Down, Bath

St Philip’s Primary School, Odd Down near Bath, have raised an amazing £9,441 – to provide clean water and sanitation for the village of Kouma, a rural community of 600 people in Sierra Leone.

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BATH HALF MARATHON 2016

18 March 2016

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.