This morning our RRS Ambassadors led our World Toilet Day assembly. This is an annual United Nations observance day (19th November) to tackle the global sanitation crisis. Our RRS Ambassadors raised awareness of the 3.5 billion people living without safe toilets and 2.2 billion people living without safe drinking water. They linked this to Article 24: Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment and education on health and well-being so that children can stay healthy.
Our RRS Ambassadors reminded us that we should be thankful that we live in a country where our waste is taken away and our health, safety and dignity are protected. Toilets ensure dignity!
The hummingbird is the symbol of this year’s World Toilet Day because of an ancient story where she helps put out a great fire by carrying droplets of water in her beak. She is a powerful symbol of taking action – no matter how small – to tackle a big problem. Everyone can do something – however small – to help solve the sanitation crisis. We can be like the hummingbird! The more ‘hummingbirds’ there are, the bigger the impact.