Forget your Carol Vorderman Maths genius manual. Sack the private Latin tutor. All you really need to get ahead in class is… a toilet, writes CEO Lorraine Kingsley.
Ok, maybe not in Britain today. But it’s certainly true in Uganda, as 14-year-old Bridget will tell you…
|Bridget at her home in south-west Uganda|
|Bridget and her family|
It also has a separate changing room, offering girls on their period somewhere private to wash or change their clothes. In poor, rural communities like these, families cannot afford sanitary towels.
|Bridget and younger sister Lodeth near the new school toilets|
It’s a toilet which has encouraged Bridget to dream big – and it’s a toilet that has given her the first realistic chance of seeing those dreams become real.