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#TheWaterFight: WaterAid’s Campaign for Clean Water

The Water Fight

Glastonbury is here again! The annual festival features a starry line-up of bands and musicians who are guaranteed to draw the crowds. Somerset’s fields are awash with colourful, tightly-packed tents and yurts as far as the eye can see.

Often mud-drenched and raining, Glastonbury is an institution amongst festival-goers, with tickets selling out within minutes of them going on sale.

This year, WaterAid have created the Toilet of Dreams at Glastonbury –  a luxurious, fancy-pants loo for festival goers to use, as part of their more serious campaign, #TheWaterFight, to help bring clean toilets and water facilities to schools globally.

Across the world, three in 10 schools don’t have clean water and one in three don’t have decent toilets. WaterAid are lobbying the UK government:

“to include taps and toilets for every child in their plans for schools worldwide.”

#TheWaterFight

(L-R) Tahiana, 11, Lanja, 9, and Esteffy, 10, posing with their face paint in Tsarafangitra village, Belavabary commune, Moramanga district, Alaotra Mangoro region, Madagascar. May 2017 [Image from WaterAid.org]

Having basic and clean toilet facilities, which here in the UK we take for granted, children in poorer countries suffer because they don’t have this opportunity. Accessing good, hygienic facilities at school, children’s health can be improved and their ambitions to regularly attend school and better their education are more likely.

You can sign WaterAid’s worthy petition aimed at the UK government, here. Find out more about WaterAid’s work here.