SI Dundee’s Toilet Twinning Project.
What is toilet twinning?
Over 2.4 billion people worldwide do not have access to a safe clean loo. By twinning your toilet you can help those who live in poverty have access to a safe toilet. For only £60 a toilet can be built in third world communities.
Some points to note:
- 1 billion people do not have access to any loo at all and defecate openly in fields and gutters.
- Poor sanitation is responsible for the deaths on many people – especially women and kids
- Almost half a million children under five years die every year because they have no access to clean loos or clean water.
For more information and to see how you can help this extremely worthwhile project please visit Toilet Twinning website
SI Dundee members braved the wet weather of the city square to raise awareness of the Toilet Twinning Project among Dundee Christmas shoppers.
Well done to all who took part.
Club Members persuade the Lord Provost to twin his loo!
On Wednesday January 27th, members of SI Dundee -Toilet Twinning Group- attended a reception hosted by Dundee Lord Provost Bob Duncan. This event marked the launch SI Dundee’s Toilet Twinning Project in Dundee.
For more information please see last month’s post or visit the Toilet Twinning website.
SI Members ‘flushed’ with success as local politicians support project.
April 2016 – SI Dundee toilet twinning team continue to work hard to make Dundee the first Toilet Twinned city in Scotland.
Local MSP’s and MP’s signed up to twinning their loos in support of the project. MSP’s Joe Fitzpatrick and Shona Robinson together with MP’s Chris Low and Stuart Hosie all twinned their loos. Well done SI DUNDEE Team.
Wellgate Shopping Centre – April 30th. SI Dundee members raised awareness among city shoppers of the lack of access to safe sanitation – the plight of billions around the world. Young women are particularly at risk, as they head for the fields first thing in the morning or last thing at night to relieve themselves, from violence and rape.
A very easy solution is for those of us who have a loo to contribute to those who do not.
Please see Toilet Twinning website for more information .
SI Dundee’s Toilet Twinning Project wins runner-up Prize at April 2016
Scottish Joint Conference.
The highlight of the afternoon session at conference was the Programme Action Award. Three projects were shortlisted out of twenty submissions from across Scotland.
SI Dunfermline Rwenzori Project.
SI Dundee’s Seema’s Project – presented by Pam Cairns.
SI Dundee’s Toilet Twinning Project – presented by Elaine Ferrie.
Elaine Ferrie-SI Dundee 2nd L is pictured with Regional Presidents Marian Sapcote , Jean Campbell , SI Dunfermline winner and Pam Cairns – SI Dundee.
Dundee Becomes the First Toilet Twinned City in Scotland
Thanks to the hard work of Programme Action Officer Elaine Ferrie and her team of club volunteers the City of Dundee has become the first Toilet Twinned City in Scotland.
On Tuesday June 3rd ,at Discovery Point in Dundee, the certificate was presented to club President Fiona by Lesley Quirk from the Toilet Twinning Charity.
Afterwards, the toilet on the SS Discovery became the first toilet in Dundee to be twinned with a new toilet in Malawi.
This is only the start of this project. SI Dundee members will continue to encourage, offices, theatres, schools, colleges and individuals to twin their loo in the city. Then it will be time to look further afield to the county of ANGUS.