Who cares about toilets?
22 November 2021 14:38
This is the question posed by the UN to mark World Toilet Day on the 19th November. It aims to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve sanitation for all by 2030. Who cares about toilets? We do!
NI Water supports WaterAid to show that a toilet is not just a toilet; it’s a life-saver, dignity-protector and opportunity-maker. World Toilet Day is an opportunity to influence decision makers and raise awareness that there are still 1.7 billion people living without a decent toilet of their own. Living without a safe toilet threatens the health, education and livelihood of billions of people. Everyone everywhere has the right to sanitation, but progress on achieving this is very slow.
NI Water is proud to lead the local WaterAid NI Committee, raising £34,230 at a recent virtual fundraising ball. This will go a long way in helping bring clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to health centres in Machinga and Zomba districts of Malawi, where the Deliver Life project is based. Within the four healthcare centres in this project, these funds are helping to introduce a variety of facilities such as solar-powered piped water supply systems, inclusive bathrooms and other sanitary facilities.
A huge thank you to all our sponsors and supporters for raising this fantastic total.
Gold sponsors GRAHAM, BSG, KIER BAM
Silver Sponsors: Morrow Contracts, Meridian Utilities, Farrans Construction, McAdam Design, Lowry Building & Civil Engineering Ltd, Dawson WAM, Echo Managed Services, Geda Construction, CTS, Nuline Coras JV, Magdalene and McAllister Bros.
NI Water will also join WaterAid and Water Companies from across the UK to host a World Toilet Day Live event for primary schools to support WaterAid’s vision of a world where everyone, everywhere has access to safe water, decent sanitation and good hygiene.
Photo caption 1: Sara Travers host of WaterAid NI Ball 2021 with Sara Venning, NI Water Chief Executive and President of WaterAid NI Committee.
Photo caption 2: Deliver Life project in Malawi. Photo credit Dennis Lupenga
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