IICD Projects Benefit from Toilet Donations at Dutch Festival
Jul 14 2011, Mali [ML]
Two projects supported by IICD are receiving funding in a rather unique way. People who visit the toilets at traveling festival ‘de Parade’ are asked for a voluntary donation. This is part of a campaign called ‘Give a Shit’.
In the restroom, people get information about the projects they
could support through posters with QR codes. Projects include an
initiative that helps young Malian mothers in their battle against
malaria by providing them with mobile phones. These phones help to keep
track of how many nets need to be distributed. The phones can also help
to give hospitals an idea of how many people are infected with malaria
in a certain area and how to act on it.
Another featured project is the IICD-supported Zambian honey programme. PDAs are used to make it easier for the beekeepers to sell their products on an international market.
Donations to the projects can also be given without being present at ‘de Parade’ through an online donation platform. The platform specifies how much money is given already and how much money is still needed.
Give a shit is an initiative from Dutch NGOs Get it done and Akvo. Akvo is a partner in the IICD-led Connect4Change consortium.
To read more about the projects, go to the Zambia honey project description and the mobiles against malaria project description.
Or check out Akvo’s blog for the Give a shit story.
The Parade will be in Utrecht between July 15 and July 31 (Moreelsepark). The festival then moves to Amsterdam, where it can be visited between August 5 – August 21 (Martin Luther King Park).