Around the world 443 million schooldays are lost each year because of unsafe sanitation and waterborne illnesses, limiting the potential of young minds.
Having a clean and safe school toilet means children don’t miss out on learning; their self-worth is boosted because they feel valued and respected; and vital grassroots change is sparked.
In 2017, Domestos launched their dedicated schools programme – Cleaner Toilets, Brighter Futures. The global programme empowers janitors, teachers, and the entire school to manage their toilet facilities in a more productive and more sustainable way. Working with local governments, NGOs and organisations, like GIZ, to help make school toilets clean and safe, alongside teaching children the importance of toilet hygiene. The programme inspires collaboration between janitors, teachers and children so that once their school toilets are clean and useable, they can be kept that way for the long term.
In schools where Cleaner Toilets, Brighter Futures has been implemented, children visit the toilets 25% more.