The World Toilet College (WTC) started as a social enterprise in 2005 with the belief that there is a need for an independent world body to ensure best practices and standards in toilet design, cleanliness and sanitation technologies. While the lack of toilets is an endemic problem, poor management & hygienic maintenance are equally serious issues. A well-kept toilet will encourage proper usage and prevent deadly diseases.

The Issue

The lack of toilets is an endemic problem. However, where there are toilets, the absence of poor management & hygienic maintenance are equally serious issues. A well-kept toilet will encourage proper usage and prevent deadly diseases.

Our Approach

WTC’s proprietary model ensures best practices and standards in sanitation for both the urban and rural contexts. WTC achieves this by not just training toilet caretakers in cleaning and maintenance but also in sanitation marketing, hygiene promotion, behavioral change, public policy, social entrepreneurship and performance of small repairs. This boosts their self-confidence by providing them with the opportunity to master a profession while at the same time enhancing their productivity.

Training

WTC caters to the capacity-building needs of people working at different levels in the sanitation value chain, from middle management government officials to school representatives, to local sanitation workers and non-profit organization representatives.

Training courses are delivered by Wash and EcoSan experts and certified trainers who have earned their certification and skills at WTC. WTC continues to empower individuals to invest in their professional and personal development by being part of a supportive network of sanitation stakeholders. Since 2005 WTC has trained more than 5,000 people across its various courses and conducted programmes and courses in the following countries: India (Rishikesh and Tamil Naidu), China (Hainan), Indonesia (Solo, Banda Aceh, and Meulaboh), and Singapore

Endorsements

Over the years, WTC has partnered with prestigious institutions including the Singapore Polytechnic. WTC has also obtained the Approved Training Organization accreditation for three consecutive years till 2012.

Impact

Since 2005 WTC has trained more than 4,000 people across its various courses.

Countries

WTC has conducted programmes and courses in:

  • China (Hainan)
  • Indonesia (Solo, Banda Aceh and Meulaboh)
  • India (Tamil Nadu)
  • Singapore