During the Michaelmas term, the Lower Fourth have been hard at work raising money to fund the building of toilets in poorer communities. Through raising a fantastic £130, the Lower Fourth have been able to facilitate the building of two toilets, one in the Democratic Republic of Congo and one in Zambia, while also helping residents of the local areas access clean water and learn about sanitation.
Around one third of the world’s population do not have access to sanitation facilities, a staggering statistic which is a serious factor in the spread of disease in developing countries, as well as a host of other issues.
There are a total of nine toilets within the Lower School building, three of which have now been twinned. The aim is that future Lower Fourth pupils will continue to raise funds to twin the remaining toilets and therefore contribute in a small way towards reducing this tragic statistic. Certificates showing the toilets that our pupils have funded will be proudly displayed in the Lower School. Well done Lower Fourth!
By Dan Reeve and Alex Wayne