Make clean and safe toilets accessible for all and inspire behavioural change by building public awareness and citizen volunteerism.
Established in October 2014, the Bhutan Toilet Organization (BTO) began as a citizen-engagement social media campaign led by Mr. Passang Tshering, an Educator and Blogger. It aimed to fix responsibility and accountability for the condition of public toilets in the country. Recognizing the need for broader action, the group evolved from blame attribution to proactive collaboration in the sector.
Between 2015 and 2016, BTO actively managed toilet facilities during events and seized opportunities for involvement in the sector. This period allowed the group to gain in-depth insights and establish partnerships with various stakeholders, including the Government, and other developmental partners.
Small contribution but impact on the nation
Small contribution but impact on the nation.
During the closing ceremony of the second Royal Flower exhibition, His Majesty the King granted the title “Chablop (Toilet Teacher)” to our Executive Director/Founder Mr.Passang Tshering.
On National Day 2016, His Majesty the King conferred the National Order of Merit (Gold) upon the Bhutan Toilet Organization.