There’s a good reason the UN designated November 19th as World Toilet Day. According to their research, a whole THIRD of the world’s population do not have access to proper sanitation. This means the most basic forms of toilets and latrines are missing in the lives of 2.5 billion people! This contributes hugely to the fact that almost 2,000 children die EVERY DAY from preventable diarrheal diseases.
The UN also explains that a lack of private toilets in schools is a major reason why girls do not continue their education after puberty.
As it stands, there is no latrine available for the students of the Akaa Project’s Asiafo Amanfro Community School and we are currently in the middle of campaigning and fundraising just for that purpose. Help the Akaa Project improve quality of life and sanitation for our students and aid us in our quest to raise the funds to build our own latrine, because everybody deserves a place to poop!
Donate on World Toilet Day (November 19) and your name will appear on the outside of the latrine as a thank you for your support!
World Toilet Facts and Resources
World Toilet Day: http://worldtoiletday.org/
UN Statistics: http://www.unwater.org/statistics_san.html