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Unusual scheme 'twins' loos at Blundell's Prep School with facilities in Nepal


Kind-hearted pupils at Blundell's Prep School have raised enough money to provide some essentials facilities for villages in Nepal - toilets. The children in Form 5CO at the Devon school took part in the Toilet Twinning Scheme organised by the charity Tearfund and came up with their own ideas on how to fundraise. They held a bake sale and asked for sponsorship for completing a three km fun run and a litter pick in the school woods, raising a total of £480. This will be used to buy one toilet block for a school and three separate toilets for three villages in Nepal.

The Toilet Twinning scheme provides people in the poorest communities on the planet with basic sanitation, clean water and hygiene education. This vital combination works together to prevent the spread of disease - children are healthier and able to go to school; parents are well enough to work their land and grow enough food to feed their family. Tearfund says the scheme is the key to helping whole communities break free of the poverty trap.

In recognition of the pupils’ fundraising, the loos at Blundell’s Prep School will be ‘twinned’ with those in Nepal and the school will receive a colour photo of their ‘twins’ and GPS co-ordinates so they can be located on Google Maps.

Published: November 12 2015

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