Despite being the biggest victim of poor sanitation, children under the age of 5 years are often excluded from sanitation programs specifically toileting needs. This is depicted by the lack of provision of baby changing facilities in public spaces, lack of child friendly toilets and/or latrines in households, open defecation practices by children, lack of nappies/diapers and potties among poor households, unsafe child fecal disposal by caregivers, poor hand washing techniques and underdeveloped sanitation facilities. This results in children contributing to the open defecation burden in Kenya that has health, economic, the environmental, and social implication in our society. As articulated by UNICEF (2008), 1 gram of human poop can contain
10,000,000 viruses, 1,000,000 bacteria, and 1,000 parasite eggs. The UN General Assembly Resolution 70/169 (2015), recognizes that the human right to sanitation entitles everyone, without discrimination, to have physical and affordable access to sanitation, in all spheres of life, that is safe, hygienic, secure, socially and culturally acceptable and that provides privacy and ensures dignity. As such, this program aims to dignify children under the age of 5 by ensuring that they are supported and provided with adequate facilities to meet not only their sanitation needs but also those of caregivers.
Whether you have a baby or not, you are a victim of the lack of a baby changing station. With 84% of caregivers deprived of accessing baby changing stations in Nairobi, these soiled diapers end up in our streets contaminating our water and degrading our environment. Our children are deprived of enjoying the cities that they are growing up in just because of a basic sanitation facility.
Diaper changing doesn’t have to be a shameful act, especially while in the public. Why change babies in crowded and unsanitary places and dispose of soiled diapers on the streets when we can provide quality baby changing stations? We are committed to ensuring that, all children access baby-changing facilities that not only meet their needs but also those of their caregivers.
Our baby changing stations have served more than 100,000 children and counting! Be part of the change! Join us in this initiative by DONATING a baby changing station to a public space/toilet of choice in exchange for an advertising opportunity! Some toilets have up to 10,000 daily visitors who could come into contact with your brand/product today!
Our baby changing station are made up of HPDE plastic material that’s strong, durable, easy to clean and maintain. They are mounted on the wall to save up space and complies with global safety standard and has an adjustable safety belt to secure the baby during diaper changing moments. It’s ideal for all spaces including public toilets, churches, restaurant’s etc. Grab yours at Ksh 30,000 while stock last! Check out our varieties at the SHOP
This program UNICEF Duke University supports social enterprises tackling the most pressing challenges facing children and youth around the world. Inclusion of children in all matters is at the core of our mission. We believe that children deserve access to safe, clean, private and dignifying sanitation facilities. This project will help us install Baby Changing Stations in public toilets in Nairobi CBD among other initiatives. We are delighted to announce that we are part of the second cohort of the Duke UNICEF Innovation Accelerator program Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative. This program UNICEF Duke University supports social enterprises tackling the most pressing challenges facing children and youth around the world. Inclusion of children in all matters is at the core of our mission. We believe that children deserve access to safe, clean, private and dignifying sanitation facilities. This project will help us install Baby Changing Stations in public toilets in Nairobi CBD among other initiatives.