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World Water Day

 
 
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World Water Day
by Eleanor Schreiber - Friday, 18 March 2016, 9:56 AM
 

For World Water Day (Tuesday 22nd March), please support the Geography Green Mary team in raising money to twin our toilets

 

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.

 

2.5 billion people don’t have a loo. Around a third of the world’s population have to use fields, streams, rivers, railway lines, canal banks, roadsides, plastic bags, or buckets. Every minute, a child under the age of five dies because of dirty water and poor sanitation.

 

Just £60 twins one toilet with a single hygienic latrine in an impoverished community. We will receive a certificate to hang in our loo, with the  GPS co-ordinates and a photo of the sponsored toilet.

 

Between Friday 18th and Thursday 24th March, cash donations may be left at Geography Reception or the collecting box in the kitchen.