Today, about a billion people worldwide face the indignity of defecating in the open. The lack of clean and safe school toilets leads to higher dropout among girls once they reach puberty. Diarrhoeal diseases – a direct result of poor sanitation – claim more children every year than AIDS, malaria and measles combined.
A taboo topic often shrouded in ignorance and silence, toilet sanitation begs for open discourse and social awareness in its global implications on health, education and safety.
Jack Sim asks the provocative question: what would it take to mobilise our society and see social change in this sorely neglected issue, and what can we do about it?
We welcome you to join the founder of the World Toilet Organization (WTO) as he shares the reason for his abiding passion about the need for toilet sanitation, turning it into a global movement in the process.
Details of the event are as follow:
Date : 25 February 2015 (Wednesday)
Time : 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Registration at 6:45pm, Seated at 7:15pm, Cocktail reception after the event)
Location : Shaw Foundation Alumni House – Auditorium, National University of Singapore, 11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119244
We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us.
Register HERE. As this is a complimentary event, your early registration is appreciated.
A unique feature of U@live is that not only will it be viewed by a live audience, it will be streamed live through a dedicated website (www.nus.edu.sg/ualive). The event will also incorporate a new interactive application that allows users to post and vote for their favourite questions in real time. The event will consist of a 10-minute talk by the speaker, followed by a 20-minute interview conducted by Mr Viswa Sadasivan and a 30-minute Q&A session open to the live and online audience.