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In the summer of 2013 following an appeal that you so generously supported, we installed taps, toilets and showers in Tsimahavaobe School, Madagascar. 

Two years later, the amazing transformation that's taken place is clear for all to see!

Get the full story at http://goo.gl/MhVxy5

All photos: WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala
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Today we handed in our #MakeItHappen petition to the UK Government, with 115,058 names on it. Wow!

We re-created a Victorian street-scene (before sewers were introduced to London) to remind MPs what life was like before sanitation and public health - and to demand the same for all people worldwide.

Extra, extra! Read all about it here: http://goo.gl/KV4P1O
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The dust has settled at Worthy Farm for another year... so here are five things Glastonbury taught us about (festival) toilets! How was it for you?
Come rain or shine, there’s one thing everybody needs at a festival: somewhere to go to the loo. Here’s what we learned about those all-important toilets at Glastonbury 2015.
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1 in 3 people still don't have access to a decent toilet. 

Help bring safe toilets to everyone, everywhere by 2030. http://goo.gl/el6jrB

More than 50,000 of you have already signed our #MakeItHappen petition, calling on the UK government to support a dedicated Sustainable Development Goal on water and sanitation. 

If you've not signed yet, please add your voice today:
http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1676&ea.campaign.id=35218
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Happy #WorldEnvironmentDay

As rainfall becomes more unpredictable in Burkina Faso, we're helping the community in Basbedo to manage their water supply, improving #watersecurity

We are teaching skills including borehole water level monitoring and recording rainfall so that the community can better plan their crops. 

We call it Water Resource Management, and it's having a real effect, especially in rural communities. Something to give a +1 to today!
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It's the video that's going viral... have you seen it yet?!   #manpons   #ifmenhadperiods  
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We know that the Japanese love their loos, but this new museum exhibition about toilets is something else - we love it!

In one interactive exhibit, kids are encouraged to wear a poo-hat, climb a ladder and then slide into a huge flush toilet - we just hope there's nothing in the bowl...

It's great that kids are learning about the importance of good hygiene and safe sanitation at such a young age - something we actively encourage in our projects too.

Photo and story from the folks at Lost At E Minor:
http://www.lostateminor.com/2014/07/17/tokyo-kids-wear-turd-hats-jump-giant-loo-learn-toilets-work/ 
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Whether you signed our petition, bought a poncho, watched one of our films on the Big Screens, or just saw our banner when you watched at home on TV, thanks for helping  #MakeItHappen  at #Glasto2015 !
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Why are a tap, toilet and poo dancing on the ceiling...?! 

#DoItLikeLionel   #GlastonburyFestival  
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Smiling behind the counter of her water kiosk, Elida is transforming lives in her village.

Before water arrived in Tsarahonenana, Madagascar, the community used to dig a hole in the ground to collect water from a river, even though people used the nearby forest as a toilet. But by running a water kiosk that we’ve helped set up, Elida is providing her friends, family and neighbours with safe, clean water.

Meet more of the women changing the future in rural Madagascar: http://goo.gl/O49osR
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It's the age-old question: how should your loo roll hang - over or under?! 

Take our brand new quiz and find out the answer to this and much more weird and wonderful toilet trivia! 

Don't forget to share your score, then please sign our petition asking the UK Government to help make it happen for the 2.5bn still without a proper toilet:  http://goo.gl/PW9Q5x
Reckon you know your sh!t? Take WaterAid’s Incredible Quiz of Unbelievable Sh!t and find out if you’re sh!t hot or just a bit crap.
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Today it's International Children's Day. Where there is a lack of safe water and toilets, it is children who suffer most. Their health, well-being and education are all affected.

Mugiraneza from Rwanda goes to Juru Primary School. It's very large, with around 900 students aged 4 to 18, and about 50 to a class. The school is clean and well kept, with a separate toilet block which has its own tap and hygiene area for girls.

A large underground rainwater harvesting tank has been built. After filtering, the water is clean enough to drink.

Before the rainwater harvesting tank, the children had to collect water from the muddy Akagera river, which Mugiraneza has drawn. The river is dirty and dangerous – in the rainy season hippos and crocodiles are common. The school is at the top of a hill, so it was a long walk uphill after collecting water. 

Now Mugiraneza and his classmates no longer have to make that long walk for dirty water.

We were all children once, and all children should have clean water and proper toilets to help ensure a healthy start in life. 

For #InternationalChildrensDay, please +1 Mugiraneza's story!

Find out more about kids and clean water here: http://goo.gl/V9zqxI
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Welcome to WaterAid on Google+

We are WaterAid - an international charity dedicated to transforming lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in some of the world's poorest communities.

We work in 26 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific region, and have fundraising offices in the UK, US, Australia and Sweden.

We are supported by tens of thousands of amazing people around the world, who give their time, money and knowledge to the cause, helping others gain access to clean water and safe sanitation and take the first steps out of poverty.

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