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Making Toilets Inviting

Does artwork make toilets more inviting and influence sanitation behaviour, especially by children?

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During research by the Potty Project earlier this year in India, a trend in decorating newer toilet blocks with children in mind was noted in a number of cities. Elsewhere they saw that children were not keen users of toilet facilities and preferred to go outside – even if the proximity of a toilet was not an issue. Can visual enhancement encourage children to make use of toilet facilities?

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This is such a great idea! Art and creativity can go a long way with kids, whether it's in the classroom or the bathroom!