Annually, the Team NB has been celebrating World Toilet Day since the launching of Team NB’s “Bayanihan sa Palikuran” Program. For the past years, the Team observed the World Toilet Day, which is celebrated every 19th of November, by distributing a total of 60 water-sealed toilet bowls to households who did not have any proper toilet facility. Other activities included were proper sanitation school campaign, Handwashing Campaign, Day Care Kids Day, Mr. and Ms. Clean Earth and series of lectures.
This year, the team decided for a School-Wide Sanitation Campaign held on November 20 in New Barili Elementary School, which was, by the way, a day later than the supposed World Toilet Day in order to bring it to a school day. The campaign was composed of synchronized room-to-room Lectures and fun games. The first in the list was the lecture on proper Toilet Facility and its importance. It was partnered with on-the-spot poster making contest. The kids surely had an amazing time showcasing their creativity and artistic side. Next lecture was about Handwashing and its 5 moments. As always, a Handwashing demonstration was done, to the tune of the popular nursery rhyme “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”. Another activity was the chorus singing of a Sanitation jingle. To maximize the time and effort of all parties, there was also a lecture on Proper Waste Segregation and a fun game of simulating waste segragation. And last but not the least, the NB Team aimed for a striking experience thus a human formation of the word “TOILET” was organized as the highlight of the event, with everyone in squatting position to emphasize on the #bigsquat in commemoration of the World Toilet Day.
Yet again, it was a great feeling to witness the smiles of the children and we felt more inspired to do the things that we do knowing that our activities painted those smiles. We had so much fun interacting with the kid and we hope that their generation will stop the chain of open defecation in the community and promote proper health sanitation.