World Toilet Day Commemoration Fund

The World Toilet Day is commemorated worldwide on 19 November annually since 2001. This international day aims to inspire the global community to take action to break the toilet taboo and raise global awareness that a staggering 2.5 billion people still do not have access to proper sanitation. In its bid to make sanitation for all a global development priority, the United Nations General Assembly designated 19 November as World Toilet Day on 24 July 2013.

The World Toilet Day Commemoration Fund (WTDCF) introduced by the RAS, Restroom Association (Singapore) encourages all preschools and schools, both government and private, to organise toilet-related activities and events in their preschools, schools and community in October and/or November to commemorate World Toilet Day.

20 selected preschools and schools will be awarded the fund capped at $250.00. The RAS will work closely with the awarded preschools and schools to provide the necessary assistance and mentoring.

Selected preschools and schools can be awarded under the Happy Toilets @ Preschools Programme and Sustaining Toilets As Restrooms (STAR) Awards Programme respectively.

Outstanding teachers, staff and students can also be nominated for the LOO (Let's Observe Ourselves) Awards.

[Download application form here]

The criteria for WTDCF are: :

  • Preschools and schools must complete a minimum of 1 activity or event in October and/or November;
  • Reports, photos and original receipts must be submitted within three months after completion for fund disbursement;
  • Application forms and reports must be signed and stamped; and
  • The forms must be submitted by 31 August every year or earlier where possible

The compulsory activity to be organised is cleaning attendants' appreciation which includes:

- Present gifts, grocery vouchers and self-designed thank-you cards (Minimum $50 grocery vouchers)
- Organise tribute lunch or tea session (Maximum $10 per cleaning attendant)

Other suggested activities or events include:

  1. LOO (Let's Observe Ourselves) Awards <Must be submitted by 30 June>
    - Venue host for LOO Awards on 19 November (All event management costs covered)
    - Exhibition showcasing works of students
    - Stage performance

  2. Environmental cleaning (includes toilet cleaning)
    - Conduct learning journey on the routine work of cleaning attendants e.g. training on toilet cleaning
    - Undertake routine work of cleaning attendants
    - Organise LOO (Let's Observe Ourselves) Whiz toilet cleaning competition

  3. Exhibition / Carnival
    - Create posters, puzzles, games, videos and other exhibits
    - Organise an exhibition/carnival

  4. Poster/Song/Video competition
    - Organise a poster/song/video competition in the whole preschool/school or at class level
    - Engage preschool/school community to vote
    - Organise prize-giving ceremony

  5. Learning journey
    - Conduct WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) learning journey e.g toilet talk/visit hosted by RAS

  6. Public toilet inspections
    Attend toilet inspection training
    - Conduct toilet inspection at a public location such as shopping centre
    - Provide feedback and recommendations, submit results to RAS

  7. Outreach to other preschools/schools or other community establishments
    - Source for a preschools, schools or other community establishments like Childrens' Homes
    - Prepare outreach materials
    - Organise talk, workshop, exhibition, carnival or learning journey

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