Toilet Expo- World Toilet Day 2017 Celebration


Marking the World Toilet Day 2017, ENPHO organized “Toilet Expo” on 19 November, 2017 at Nepal Academy Hall, Kamaladi. The day was celebrated under the international theme of “Wastewater”. The expo was an attempt to capitalize World Toilet Day 2017 to create a platform and sensitize the students and general public about importance of toilet, growing issue of wastewater, and its effect on environment. The expo included an orientation program and exhibition showcasing models of wastewater treatment plants, various types of toilets and toilet pans promoted by ENPHO. A documentary on “Where does the excreta go?” was also showcased during the orientation program. Face painting, WASH games, flash mob and a photo shoot with the message “I am fortunate enough to have a toilet” made the event more interactive and interesting. School students, teachers, and general public joined the expo and orientation program. More than 150 individuals participated in the exhibition and orientation program.


Along with these events, ENPHO with the support of UNICEF, also conducted ‘Kathmandu Valley Level Inter-School Drawing Competition’ with the objective to provide a platform for the school students to showcase their artistic talent and knowledge on WASH through arts. The theme for the competition was “Assuring healthy life with safe water, sanitation and hygiene”. Rohit Kumar Jaiswal, a grade 10 student of Nepal Aadarsha Secondary School, was declared as the winner of the competition. Likewise, Rohan Shrestha, grade 10 student of Blue Bird School; Sujan Lama, grade 9 student of Shramik Shanti Secondary School and Jasmine Khaniwa, grade 10 student of Shree Ganesh Secondary School, were declared as second, third and fourth respectively. Altogether, 71 students from 40 different schools in Kathmandu Valley participated in the drawing competition.