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Flash mob and reverse-demonstration on the occasion of the World Day of People with Disabilities

Students of Berlin’s Kaethe-Kollwitz-School surprised tourists at the Brandenburg Gate with a flash mob and an ensuing “reverse-demonstration” on the occasion of the World Day of People with Disabilities, celebrated annually worldwide on December 3. One student began proclaiming "Toilets save lives" in sign language – over and over again.  With each repetition he was joined by more students. Afterwards the group orbited Pariser Platz with a reverse demo, walking backwards to draw attention to the fact that not enough progress is being made concerning the issue of inclusive sanitation.

 

Together they demanded the incLOOsion of 4.5 billion people who, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), have no access to safely managed sanitation. People with disabilities are particularly affected.

 

“From our project level experience in Nigeria, we know of the huge impact that accessible toilets and sanitation have on the lives of learners with disabilities. Access to school toilets is particularly key to bringing and keeping girls with disabilities in school”, says Toyin Aderemi-Ige, Head of Christoffel Blindenmission (CBM) in Nigeria. She thanked the students for their support.

 

The campaign is part of the educational project "Klobalisierte Welt" run by the GTO. The “Klobalisierte Welt” project receives financial support from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), from Bread for the World - Protestant Development Service and the city-state of Berlin. GTO thanks the sign language school Yomma, for their support and recognises CWS-boco, as a long-time supporter of GTO projects.

 

 

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Day of Action on the occasion of the World Water Day

On March 30, 2017 the GTO and around 100 Berlin pupils carried out an action da in the hall WASsERLEBEN at the trade fair Wasser Berlin International. 

With huge world maps depicting the water scarcity, self-printed t-shirts and a wheel of fortune, the young people wanted to show how important clean drinking water and toilets are for a healthy life.

In a handwash competition by means of a WASHaLOT - a group handwashing system of the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ - it was demonstrated how kids can clean their hands with 100 milliliters of water and thus prevent fatal diseases.

 

We would like to thanks all persons involved.

 

The action is part of the "Klobalisierte Welt" project, which is made possible through means of Engagement Global on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and by the Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit des Landes Berlin. We also thank CWS-boco (cws-boco.de) for the long-term support

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This project is supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL on behalf of

 

And we like to thank our sponsor CWS-boco for their great support

 

 

With kind support of

Founded by the Church Development Service "Brot für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst"