Our nominated charity for our 35th Anniversary year is Just a Drop. It's 7 years since we last raised money for this wonderful charity, when our joint MD Oliver jumped out of an airplane in Dubai on Tuesday 11th June 2012.
During 2020, we have committed to contribute £1 per holiday booked with us.
We have also donated £500 to start the campaign instead of sending Christmas cards in December 2019.
During the year we will update our clients on the progress of the fund raising and the development of the project too.
Project: Saayi School, Uganda
At the school, there is a serious issue with hygiene, specifically the latrines, which are not fit for purpose. There is only one latrine (with 5 stances) for girls, boys and teachers, it is close to falling down and presents a real hazard to health – maggots are common. In the past months, the government have threatened to close down the school if no action is taken.
Just a Drop therefore propose to build a brand new 14 stanced latrine where 2 stances are for the teachers and 12 stances are divided between boys and girls. The latrines will be double faced, which has the advantage that the girls will use one side and the boys the other. Further, it will be built to such a design that it can be emptied, meaning it can be used for many years.
In addition to the latrines, we will also deliver a training programme to help the school community understand safe hygiene practices.
It has been seen that during their periods, girls commonly miss school due to taboos and a lack of hygienic facilities. In the latrines, we will include a wash room for girls , to ensure privacy and dignity.
About Just a Drop
Just a Drop brings sustainable safe water, sanitation and hygiene projects to communities around the world. Safe water changes everything. It improves health, education, women’s rights, leads to secure food sources, economic growth and brighter futures. It completely transforms lives, especially those of women and children.