Frederic Courbet

Kasarani, Navaisha, Kenya

Eunice, the co-founder of Kasarani Academy, in front of the school latrines, built especially for their pupils. Previously, the school only had 2 toilets which were used by 250 pupils. Tenants, living nearby, used the toilets as well and left them in a poor condition. Because of this, Eunice found that the children preferred to practice defecation in the open. Eunice and her husband Paul have now invested in child-friendly toilets. These tiny toilets have prevent adults using them as they cannot fit through the doors. She says: 'Parents will enrol their children here because of our child friendly toilets.' Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) and Panos Pictures have documented women and girls and their toilet facilities in 20 countries across every continent to build a visual representation of the day-to-day reality and the effect this has on their lives, both positive and negative. Having access to a safe toilet facility can equal dignity, safety, education, employment and status. My Toilet: Global Stories from Women and Girls will be exhibited at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London from 17th to 22nd November 2014.

Object Name
Frederic Courbet
Kasarani, Navaisha
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47.55 x 31.7 cm (300 dpi)
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