Domestos brings Cleaner Toilets to Jan Kotlolo Primary School

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Comedians Trevor Gumbi and Celeste Ntuli joined in the celebrations at Jan Kotlolo Primary School on this World Toilet Day, 19 November 2014.

Leading the fight against poor sanitation with its ‘Cleaner Toilets, Brighter Future’ campaign, Domestos unveiled the newly renovated toilets at Jan Kotlolo Primary School on World Toilet Day in November 2014.

Jan Kotlolo Primary School is situated in Mamelodi outside Pretoria and consists of 1 350 learners. The day was commemorated by dancing and celebrations by the learners as the brand new toilets were unveiled.

“We have a global vision and purpose and are passionate about helping create a Brighter Future for all South Africans through our many programmes that are linked to our much loved brands with purpose. Improving the health and wellbeing of our communities is but one of our key focus areas,”commented Domestos SA brand manager, Cynthia Luthuli.

It is in line with this vision that in 2001, our leading sanitation brand, Domestos Multi-purpose Thick Bleach took a stand and partnered with the World Toilet Organisation as the main, global sponsors of World Toilet Day.

World Toilet Day is celebrated globally on the 19th of November. In an attempt to make proper sanitation a priority in global development, the United Nations General Assembly designated this day to urge changes in both behaviour and policy on issues ranging from enhancing water management to ending open-air defecation.

“World Toilet Day is the international day of action which aims to draw attention to the global sanitation crisis.

Domestos is proud to be the main sponsor of World Toilet Day since its inception in 2001.The aim is to highlight World Toilet Day and create awareness of South Africa’s sanitation crisis,” Cynthia continued.

In South Africa, of over 24 000 public schools, only 8 000 of them have flushing toilets, with some schools comprising of over 1 000 children and no working toilets – leaving learners exposed to a number of diseases.

Domestos noticed this need and through the Cleaner Toilets, Brighter Future campaign has been renovating school toilets for the past 4 years – helping to provide over 22 000 learners from across the country with access to better and proper sanitation.

Globally, Domestos has announced its target of helping 25 million people gain improved access to a toilet by 2020 this will be done by promoting the benefits of using clean toilets and making toilets accessible. In South Africa, Domestos aims to improve sanitation in schools and provide better conditions for approximately 1.4 million learners by 2020.

“Domestos has remained committed to helping protect families from germs for more than 80 years. As such, it became our mission to affect change and work to reduce these numbers.

“Using this opportunity I would like to thank Jan Kotlolo Primary School for opening its doors to us, Trevor and Celeste for getting behind this campaign and all of you for taking the time to be here. As the voices of South Africa, we believe that each of you has the power to make a positive difference to this cause,” said Justin Apsey, Vice President Brand Building: Home and Surface Care, Unilever South Africa.

To join the conversation and help bring an end to poor sanitation, have your say and use the #TalkAboutToilets hashtag for Facebook and Twitter.

Unilever South Africa.

Unathi Mgobozi

External Affairs Manager

For only media queries only, contact:Unathi.Mgobozi@unilever.com

Tel: 031 570 2470


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