Toilet-twinning at Leeds
Throughout healthy week the Chaplaincy will be raising money to twin the toilets in the Emmanuel Centre with toilets in Burundi and Cambodia.
2.6 billion people - that's 40% of the world's population - don't have anywhere safe, clean and hygienic to go to the loo. The human impact of this is enormous: nearly one in five child deaths each year is due to diarrhea. For people in poor communities, a hole in the ground is quite literally a life saver - protecting women from the risk of attack as they find somewhere private to squat, and shielding children from preventable diarrhoeal diseases. By twinning toilets we'll be helping those who most need it access safe sanitation, clean water and hygiene education.
When you visit the Emmanuel Centre simply put some money in our collection box. It costs just £60 to provide a latrine for a community - help us make healthy week in our university a week that transforms the health of those in the developing world.
If you want to twin your own toilet at work or home you can do so by visiting the Toilet Twinning website.
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