On March 19, as part of World Water Day celebrations organized by the Espace Culturel Gambidi and the Musée de l’eau, the longest queue to use latrines and hand-washing facilities ever seen in the history of the Toussiana district was formed, starting at the Nianaba elementary school, with 300 participants! The partners of ONE DROP hope this activity will encourage the population to adopt healthy hygiene habits and heads of households to use latrines at home.
We must not forget that 2.5 billion people (nearly one third of the world’s population) do not have access to adequate sanitation facilities. This situation means 3 million children die from diseases caused by contaminated water every year. The lack of access to water and sanitation also deprives girls and boys from their right to learn, as illness and the need to collect water force them to abandon the classroom.