It's World Toilet Day on the 19th November and we want you to be involved!
We are encouraging people between the ages of 12-18 to create an environmentally friendly toilet.
If you need inspiration, think about compost toilets, at music festivals, the small flush button on most bathroom toilets or even a device where you don't need to use any paper!
All these ideas help the environment in their own little ways, and we want to hear from you how you think toilets can be even more economical.
Dont forget to think about:
What would the toilet look like?
Where would it be used? i.e. in the home, in public, at music festivals
How would it dispose of waste?
How much (approximately) would it cost to make?
What would you call your toilet design?
The lucky winner will win a day shadowing Barbara Frost, WaterAid’s Chief Executive, with lunch to find out how an international charity works. Perfect for anyone interested in the charity sector, international development, WaterAid or seeing how an international organisation functions.
How To Enter
Once you have decided on your idea, you can choose to submit your entry in the following formats:
If you have completed your entry on paper, please scan your submission and upload as a JPEG
You can upload your submission as a video/audio file, or include a link in a word document to a video you have uploaded to YouTube.
If you need any help uploading your submission or have any questions, get in touch and we'll be happy to help
(All submissions are reviewed by our team, please ensure yours is completed in full as any empty or false submissions will be removed and any points awarded deducted from your points total)
A day shadowing Barbara Frost (WaterAid’s CEO) with lunch included!
Over 750 million people in the world do not have access to safe water and 2.5 billion (that is two fifths of the world’s population) do not have a safe, clean place to go to the toilet. Almost 2000 children die every day as a result.
WaterAid is working to change this. We are an international charity focused exclusively on improving poor people’s access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation. These basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods, forming the first essential step in overcoming poverty.
We work with local partners who understand local issues in Africa, Asia and the Pacific Region, and provide them with the skills and support to help communities set up and manage practical and sustainable projects that meet their real needs.
We also work locally and internationally to change policy and practice and ensure that water, hygiene and sanitation’s vital role in reducing poverty is recognised.
Find out more about WaterAid by watching this introductory video here