Toiletised World – Trainings

Klobalisierte Welt Schulungen – SDG 6 Karte

The experiences of German Toilet Organization e. V. (GTO) have shown that a firm anchoring of the topic of toilets and hygiene in the classroom significantly supports the structured improvement of the school toilet situation. In particular, the change in perspective that frequently occurs among pupils helps them to reflect on their own sanitary facilities and to appreciate them more.

Agenda 2030 calls on governments to expand global learning. The federal states are responding to this with new framework curricula that take this into account. To ensure that global learning in schools does not become an additional school task, GTO offers training courses to sensitize teachers and educators to global learning issues. By taking part in one of these training courses, they will be enabled to react adequately to the political guidelines and to implement the topics independently in their lessons.

In addition, GTO offers two to four-hour workshops on development education work for employees of topic-related companies who wish to become involved in schools in their area. During a workshop, employees learn pedagogical methods and exciting knowledge about sanitation and hygiene in a global context. As multipliers, they can actively apply what they have learned in dealing with schoolchildren of different ages.

The core of the training courses is the transfer of application-oriented knowledge. The focus is on the learning area of global development using the example of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). The effects of lacking or inadequate WASH supply in different countries in the context of the respective financial, cultural and social living conditions are examined. The multipliers receive methodological approaches and selected materials for direct application. The aim is to dock the topics of toilet and hygiene, sustainable development and human rights clearly and variably to different subjects and to anchor them in the school curriculum on a long-term basis.

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The training has motivated me to incorporate sustainable development more consistently into the classroom." (Participant, 2019)

11/17/2019 | Schools

Leave No One Behind!

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 4.2 billion people worldwide have no access to safe sanitation. Berlin school students publicly demonstrated on the occasion of World Toilet Day 2019.


What are the objectives of the training courses?

Multipliers* should be provided with knowledge (methods and materials) and work out how the topics of water, sanitation and hygiene can be clearly integrated into lessons or projects in an interdisciplinary way.

Which competences are strengthened?

Participants will be enabled to design and implement their lessons / projects with a development policy relevance. For this purpose, they bundle the knowledge they have acquired on the topics of water, toilet and hygiene and pass it on in the school or project environment.

Are the training courses free of charge?

Yes. There are no costs for the participants.

Does the project contain action components?

Yes, participants plan to apply the content in their own lessons by developing teaching units as part of the training. Subsequently, they may independently implement the contents in their own lessons / projects. In the long term, the topics will be anchored in school curricula.

Is the Southern perspective included in the training courses?

Yes, the southern perspective is included by showing the effects of lacking or inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene in different countries in the context of the respective financial, cultural and social living conditions. Using concrete project examples, approaches in development cooperation will be shown and the effects of inadequate sanitation and its management in the context of Agenda 2030 will be discussed.

Are the courses officially approved?

Yes, depending on the state, Senate Departments or Institutes for teacher training approve the different training concepts.