The Children’s Hand Hygiene Company has a vision for a world where simple, sustainable hand hygiene is accessible to children everywhere.
Almost 900 children die every day from diseases related to dirty water and unsafe toilets (Toilet Twinning). The Children’s Hand Hygiene Company want to help change that statistic. Firstly, by providing access to sanitary toilets and proper handwashing, we could help protect one out of every three young children who get sick with diarrhoea and almost one out of five young children with respiratory infections like pneumonia (CDC). That’s why we’re supporting the work of Toilet Twinning. We’re helping them put hygienic facilities into some of the most remote areas and developing countries. Our first goal is to build 100 toilets in Malawi through the sale of Puff dryers in the UK and around the world.
Secondly, we want to help lower contagion levels in contact-borne diseases all over the world through education and resources for proper handwashing practices. We can ensure all children can learn good hand hygiene every time they visit a washroom away from home by reducing fear and stigma for children who find it difficult to access public washrooms. And because this can be an even bigger challenge for children with autism or hyperacusis, we created something friendly and recognisable to reduce the stress of visiting a public toilet for even the most sensitive of users. Our vision is for child-friendly public washrooms around the country, and for a Puff dryer to be installed in every specialist centre. We’re starting by working with Cauldwell Children to install Puff dryers in their state-of-the-art Caudwell International Children’s Centre (CICC). Read more about it here.