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How to Improve School Toilets & Sanitation

Millions of school children around the world still don't have access to a decent toilet. Domestos is fighting the fight against unsafe, unhygienic sanitation in South Africa with their practical Safer School Sanitation Campaign.


How to Improve School Toilets & Sanitation

Here’s how Domestos is improving school sanitation guidelines and educating communities on the importance of health and hygiene in schools:

Why is School Sanitation Important?

Imagine what it must be like to be a child in South Africa without access to a decent toilet at school. It’s hard enough to survive and thrive, let alone having to worry about where you’re going to go to the bathroom today. A lack of access to safe, clean sanitation in schools has a ripple effect on children, including:

  • It can cause a variety of health problems for children making it difficult to focus on their studies or even having to miss days and weeks of school.

  • It can be dangerous for children to access poorly constructed toilets, with the risk of death in worst cases too.

How are Domestos Products Helping Improve Sanitation?

Domestos has developed a range of school cleaning products that are affordable, easy to use, and proven to be effective in improving hygiene and preventing illness. When there is access to effective cleaning supplies in schools, cleaning teams are able to effectively disinfect bathrooms and toilets killing 99.9% of germs on contact.

Take a look at the range of Domestos products available now that will clean school bathrooms quickly and hygienically; these products can also be used in homes and workplaces too.

How Does the Domestos Safer School Sanitation Improve School Children’s Lives?

Domestos wants to help improve school sanitation by providing toilets, and hygiene education, to kids in need. They believe that every child deserves the opportunity to learn in a clean and healthy environment. The Safer School Sanitation project helps to:

  • Protect learners from harmful germs through toilet refurbishment

  • Educate and provide school toilet maintenance

  • Educate learners and teachers through the national school’s hygiene program

  • Improve the standards of sanitation and hygiene in SA schools

For more information on how to get involved in the Domestos Safer School Sanitation campaign or to request assistance, visit Domestos today.

Frequently Asked Questions on School Toilets & Sanitation.

How can we Improve the Conditions of School Toilets?

There are several ways we can improve school toilet conditions. Build flushable toilets that have running water and can be cleaned and educate children and teachers about safe sanitation

How do you Keep a School Toilet Clean?

To keep a school toilet clean you need an educated and trained team of cleaners. They need to use good quality bleach products like Domestos and should clean the toilets, toilet bowls, basins and floors at least once a day.

Why do you Need to Encourage Schools to Have Sanitary Toilets?

When a school has a sanitary place for learners to use the toilet, the learners are less likely to become infected by waterborne diseases, they are less likely to miss school, and more likely to feel healthy and hygienic which encourages better learning.

Why are Clean Toilets Important in Schools?

Clean toilets can reflect the ability of learners to feel safe, healthy and hygienic.

Why Should School Bathrooms be Clean?

School bathrooms are used by many learners all day long, which means they are going to be in areas that potentially could breed lots of germs. School bathrooms should be kept clean daily to prevent the build-up of germs and bacteria which can cause disease.

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