The Court House toilets already have a fascinating story which you can read more about here. Seriously!
We want to share with you some other great loo news too. We are delighted to be working with our colleagues and neighbours Caledonia Washrooms who are based at Kinross Business Centre.
They provide professional commercial washroom services throughout Scotland. They are however, equally passionate about improving sanitation around the world.
How Twinning Toilets Works
Their partnership with Toilet Twinning initiative at toilettwinning.org has helped to fund 20 toilets and latrines in some of the world’s poorest areas. Donors pay one amount of £60, either as a one-off, or as a small monthly addition to their current Caledonia Washrooms agreement, to twin their facilities. This helps to fund a project in a poor community that will enable families to build a basic toilet, have access to clean water and learn about hygiene – a vital combination that saves lives.
They, along with Toilet Twinning, strongly believe that education is the key to ending poverty. So that when people have knowledge, they can make informed choices about their lives. And bring about change for the long term.
Those who donate will be helping to fund an education process that involves relationships, community meetings and workshops. Empowering individuals to make changes on their terms. For many communities, little is known about the link between sanitation and health and this can lead to high rates of diarrhoea, dysentery and death.
Iain at Caledonia Washrooms is keen to promote this life-saving programme and has donated several twinned toilets to clients in lieu of Christmas cards this year, including one to the Court House. We are delighted he has chosen us and highlighted the work of this amazing charity.
Plans for the future
Iain said, ‘this initiative prevents unnecessary illness and even death. We are proud to be supporting Toilet Twinning and have a plan to twin 100 toilets, latrines and sanitation blocks by the end of 2020 in Malawi. Our hope is to travel there and get involved with the projects themselves and report back to all our donors about the real difference their small donation can make to the lives of those in one of the world’s poorest countries.’
The Court House team are proud to display our twinning certificate with a community latrine in Malawi in our very own loos here at The Court House. We discovered how twinning your toilet can help flush away the world’s toilet troubles