New Website – SWASH

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) contributes to the realization of children’s rights to survival and development by increasing access to, and use of, safe water and basic sanitation services, and promotes improved hygiene.

Now we have SWASH which attempts to sustain some of the progress made during WASH in schools.

New Website – SWASH
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MWAKI -Kenya
Announcing a new compendium of school WASH resources. The new website, www.washinschools.info/swashplus was recently launched. Highlights from the site include new SWASH+ journal publications,  personal stories from students and teachers impacted by the SWASH+ Project, photo essays, videos, and one-page publication summaries.The SWASH+ ‘Communications Packet’ includes the following attachments:

  • Animated ‘button’ code to easily embed onto your site, linking viewers directly to the new SWASH+ site
  • Example Facebook and twitter messages
  • Two blog post examples about SWASH+ & key findings AND brief e-newsletter announcement
  • Flyer with a QR code to a SWASH+ video

Please share with others!

To visit website, click here.

 

It is also pertinent to explore the new designs for toilets:

“Bill Gates has a thing for toilets. More pointedly, he’s concerned that 2.6 or so billion people don’t have good ones. So his foundation sponsored the Reinvent the Toilet Fair, which showcases revolutionary toilet designs that seek to change the way the world poops.

There, the foundation awarded top honors to Caltech, which came up with a prototype for a solar-powered, energy-producing toilet. The toilet of the future, it turns out, runs on renewable power, and turns human excrement into energy.”

Second in the competition was Loughborough University:

Loughborough University’s project leader Prof Mohammed Sohail said: “The current design [of the toilet] has a real problem.

“It uses a lot of water, it is very expensive to take the dirty water away and you need a treatment plant.

“This toilet creates something that looks and smells like coffee and has a combustible element so could be used as fuel in home cooking or as a fertiliser.”

Perhaps new technologies like these will bring real revolutions to developing countries and reduce significantly childhood disease and death.

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