Site Toilet

    November 26th, 2020

    We would like to specifically call it a “Site Toilet”, which means a toilet for the workers on construction sites. Because they deserve one. We are so proud to be associated with a highly motivated team from CDCL who are currently building pavement along Lungtenzampa-Simtokha highway for making a... readmore

    Training for Toilet Managers

    November 25th, 2020

    We would like to offer a two-day training for toilet managers/in-charges/cleaners.(NOTE: It’s for serving in-chargers and cleaners and not for the general public) The training will cover; 1. Building a Proud-to-be-a-cleaner #Attitude 2. Understanding a #CleanToilet and how to maintain it 3. Using the #right tools and gears for... readmore

    The first Ambassador Conference (19-20 Nov)

    November 25th, 2020

    The first Ambassador Conference (19-20 Nov) The two days event was in the planning since 2019. Things got push thus far, but despite all the chaos of 2020, we managed to bring together most of our ambassadors for the first time. Those who couldn’t come due to travel restrictions... readmore

    Toilet: A Secret Face of Management

    November 21st, 2020

    Toilet: A Secret Face of Management” – A study to find the correlation between the condition of toilets in a place and the management of the place. Our Chairperson, Dr Lam Dorji facilitated the session on laying the foundation of this study. He shared that while constructing the RSPN... readmore

    Best World Toilet Day Ever

    November 19th, 2020

    We will cherish today as the best World Toilet Day ever because we had our ambassadors from across the country, who had come for 2020 Ambassador Conference, with us at the ceremony, which was graced by our chair, Dr Lam Dorji and the movers and shakers in the sanitation... readmore

    Thank you Drilyon

    November 11th, 2020

    10 years old Drilyon Rinchen living in New York with his parents Lotay & Thi Cho has send us Nu.10,000 to support our cause. His parents told us that the little man watched an inspirational video (of how a boy saved from his birthday expenses to educate their family’s... readmore

    Introduction of FANSA to relevant CSOs

    November 10th, 2020

    As the Focal Point for Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA) in Bhutan, we are pleased to have introduced the network to the fellow CSOs during the Quarterly Meeting. This is also to encourage relevant CSOs to join the network as members towards forming a FANSA Bhutan Chapter. Some... readmore

    3-days training for Youth Centre Managers

    October 31st, 2020

    We are proud to have designed and conducted a 3-days training for Youth Centre Managers in partnership with UNICEF Bhutan and DYS.The training was to aimed at equipping the participants with WASH knowledge, skills to maintain the facilities and tools to carry our maintenance. With this training we are... readmore

    Thank you Bhutan Buildware

    October 22nd, 2020

    Once in a blue moon, we get a call or a message that is not about what we can do for them, but it rather about how they can help us. This time it’s Mr Ugyen Wangdi of Bhutan Buildware who said he had always deeply wanted to help... readmore

    Saving old toilets in schools

    October 9th, 2020

    If your school has an old toilet that is no more in use, please let us know, we shall do our little magic on it and give it a new lease of life. Let’s save the old toilets because new toilets don’t happen often. SAVING OLD TOILETS IN SCHOOLS... readmore

    Thank you Mr Bupdosh and his team at Phuentsholing Happiness Centre

    September 28th, 2020

    We are grateful to Mr Bupdosh and his team at Pling Happiness Centre for helping us rescue our portable toilets from MDP. It took us over two weeks and dozens of calls to just get back our toilets (in the worst conditions). We are completely heartbroken. We remember sending... readmore

    60 Sato toilets being built in Gelephu-Sarpang

    September 28th, 2020

    With five new SATO toilets built yesterday in MDP Gelephu for Indian truckers, Bhutanese loaders and duty officials, our Ambassador Pema Sea counted 60 Sato toilets being built in Gelephu-Sarpang. She has been a strong and effective bridge between us and her Drungkhag, communicating the needs to us and... readmore

    Toilet Hack

    September 7th, 2020

    How to make an ordinary toilet safe for elderly and People with Disabilities using a simple accessory. #toilethack It costs Nu.2400 and is available in Kuenphen Medical, located near the Main Traffic, Norzin Lam. readmore

    official partner of Sanitation and Water for All

    September 7th, 2020

    We would like to share the good news of Bhutan Toilet Org becoming an official partner of Sanitation and Water for All, a global body of multi-stakeholder partnership of governments and their partners from civil society, the private sector, United Nations agencies, research and learning institutions, development banks and... readmore

    Hobbit Toilet in Haa

    September 7th, 2020

    Hobbit Toilet in Haa is something to see during the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition but looks like we will have to wait. The beautiful piece of art was built by the Dzongkhag Health team led by DHO Samten Wangyel in their bigger project, Herbal Garden (Menlha Park) . It... readmore

    Septic tanks designed in Japan for Bhutanese homes

    August 26th, 2020

    These are household septic tanks designed in Japan for Bhutanese homes. To be precise they are individual household treatment plants, where the waste water from the homes will be treated and clean water will be sent out. That’s the concept of septic tank in developed countries. We have received... readmore

    Toilets for the front liners

    August 24th, 2020

    Two portable toilets deployed in JDWNRH Emergency Department that is established outdoors in parking lot, housed in the tents. It’s to protect the patients inside the hospital from possible infection from exposed visitors from outside. We have three more portable toilets on standby to be deployed wherever they urgently... readmore

    Chelela Toilet 3.0

    August 3rd, 2020

    After the toilet sunk into its own pit last time, we dug a new pit nearby and moved the toilet to a new location. Unlike the earlier pits, we built a stone wall along the inner walls of the pit to prevent similar damage. Further, we upgraded it to... readmore

    How to build a SATO Toilet in 5 Days

    July 3rd, 2020

    Day 1: Dig a pit and build a wall along the mouth of the pit. Day 2: Cast a slab over the pit and install SATO pans. Day 3: Build the skeletal frame of the toilet and put the roof over the toilet. Day 4: Installed panels; board on... readmore

    School Toilet Project in Haa Dzongkhag

    June 22nd, 2020

    With 22 SATO pan installers trained in Haa from 8 schools, some 130+ old toilets will be upgraded to Sato toilets within a week or two. A variety of old toilets ranging from pit latrines to drain toilets and aqua-privy toilets were present in Haa schools. As part of... readmore

    Construction of SATO Toilet by Urban Agriculture Garden (Thimphu)

    June 16th, 2020

    A week ago, Mr. BB Rai came with his team and took three SATO pan from our office and he agreed that the three farms in Bebena, Begana and Changtagang will take up the challenge to build the best farm toilets ever…Well today, Mr. BB Rai graciously invited Chablop... readmore

    School Toilet Project in Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag

    June 6th, 2020

    If schools are to open sooner, we are happy to inform that schools in Wangdue will be ready with adequate WASH facilities, especially toilets and handwashing facility. Some 150 units of toilets will be upgraded in 14 schools over this week, beginning with Bajothang. This project is a collaboration... readmore

    Happy Birthday, Your Majesty

    June 4th, 2020

    Happy Birthday, Your Majesty. May Your Beauty, Brilliance and Compassion continue to shine over us and inspire the citizens of this country and beyond. readmore

    Our Minion toilet reached its destination at Greenlyfe Farm in Drukgyel, Paro.

    May 27th, 2020

    Our cute minion toilet reached its destination at Greenlyfe Farm in Drukgyel, Paro. This is a prototype of a low-cost toilet we aspire to build for farms, camps, construction sites, etc. Green Lyfe farm is one among a few emerging farms we have given toilet support. We hope to... readmore

    Chabto for every detention centre in the country

    May 9th, 2020

    Chabto, the portable toilet that’s designed for people who can’t go to toilet was first conceived and modelled for detention centres and jail vans after Maj Karma Dema of RBP visited us and gave us an overview of the critical need. We are grateful to Rotary Club of Thimphu... readmore

    Grateful to YPLP-7 (RIGSS Alumni)

    May 7th, 2020

    We are so grateful to YPLP-7 (RIGSS Alumni) for partnering with us in producing 33 units of SATO toilet flooring. These are strong toilet floors ready to be installed over a pit, with exact fitting hole for SATO pan. YPLP-7 offered the toilet floors to OGZ to be centrally... readmore

    SATO pans to all the duty stations across the country

    April 28th, 2020

    While we are committed to giving out SATO pans to all the duty stations across the country, we would like to request the Dzongkhag coordinators to initiate and ask for total units required for the whole Dzongkhag, rather than each station asking for their own checkpoints. You could ask... readmore

    BTO 7th Board Meeting

    April 27th, 2020

    BTO Board Members, during the 7th Board Meeting on April 25, 2020, launched two publications; 1. BTO Journey So Far, Report 2019 2. BTO Strategic Plan 2020-2023 One document reflects on the past four years and other looks forward to the next four years. We hope to carry forward... readmore

    SATO pan at PoE

    April 21st, 2020

    It’s impractical to invest in expensive toilets at the temporary checkpoints along the border but it’s important to have safe and clean toilets to ensure that our services people remain healthy. Therefore, we are ready to distribute SATO pans to every checkpoints. Coordinators can get in touch with us... readmore

    Building toilets at the Point of Entry(PoE) duty stations along the border in Samtse.

    April 19th, 2020

    It’s been a satisfying day building toilets at the Point of Entry(PoE) duty stations along the border in Samtse. We completed two toilets, which were intended as demonstration for the rest of the 40+ PoE in Samtse maned by Dessups, RBA and RBP. A Video tutorial was made of... readmore

    Mewang Gup locks Wangsisina Toilet and won’t allow people to use it.

    April 4th, 2020

    It’s our biggest regret to have built a two-units toilet in Wangsisina, where the gup instead of being thankful, threatens to tear down the toilet.In early 2018 we had verbal approval from the gup himself to build the toilet but we didn’t know that the location we chose based... readmore

    BTO delivered first batch of 38/115 portable Hand-washing stations

    March 30th, 2020

    Delivered first batch of 38/115 portable handwashing stations to Save the Children International- Bhutan Country Office.These are to be distributed to schools through SHND, MoE to make better and flexible access to handwashing facilities in schools, since handwashing is now seen with greater purpose than ever before in the... readmore

    Leading the movement

    March 15th, 2020

    Member of BTO club in Samtse College, Mahesh Dhakal is leading the movement in his teaching practice school Damphu Central School with some of his students and colleagues.He relate the following story to make sense of what his is initiating; “Whose Job Is It, Anyway?”This is a story about... readmore

    STCBL commissioned its first-ever fuel retail outlet at Ramtokto,

    March 12th, 2020

    STCB Ltd. was clear right from the beginning that their fuel stations will have clean toilet and drinking water facilities for the public. They lived up to their vision with the very first fuel station at Ramtoktok. We would like to congratulate the management of STCBL for the thoughtful... readmore

    How to make a hand washing station that is affordable, portable and reliable

    March 10th, 2020

    Who would have thought that a seemingly childish exercise of teaching school children how to wash their hands effectively with soap could turn out to be a great defence against a totally new disease like #covid19 Much apprication to Sherig Bhutan officials in SHND, PHED and UNICEF Bhutan for their persistence over the last... readmore

    A Bad Move

    March 1st, 2020

    Move A school in Punakha has employed toilet cleaner for student toilets with money contributed by the parents because the parents didn’t want their children to do the job.The result is that no toilet is flushed after use despite having good toilets and water supply.This is a dangerous move,... readmore

    On your birthday, Your Majesty…

    February 21st, 2020

    On your birthday, Your Majesty, we pledge to make clean toilet a way of life in Bhutan, that everyone recognises, appreciates, and put in their efforts to keep toilets clean wherever they go. readmore

    Appointment of new core members of the Toilet Club in CNR

    February 20th, 2020

    Appointment of new core members of the Toilet Club in College of Natural Resources (CNR)Congratulations to the new members, we look forward to greater collaboration. CNR-Bhutan Toilet Organization readmore

    A Turning Point for Tandin Dorji

    January 6th, 2020

    A young entrepreneur on the wheelchair, Tandin Dorji said he didn’t have accessible toilet at home, and that he mostly has to use plastic bag as toilet.At the I am an entrepreneur event at RIM, we asked him if our Chabto will be useful to him, he said it will change... readmore

    Yalama Apa

    December 26th, 2019

    Title: Yalama Apa Language: Dzongkha and English ISBN: 9789998085602 Story: Chablop PaSsu Illustration: Yellow Box Animation Design and Layout: iBEST STUDIOS Script and Translation: Nawang Phuntsho Dzongkha Script Review: Dzongkha Development Commission Printed at: United Printing Press, Thimphu Bhutan Toilet Org’s animation video is published in a form of... readmore

    Thank you JK Mini Mart and Dechen Norbuling Tshongkhang

    December 16th, 2019

    JK Mini Mart and Dechen Norbuling Tshongkhang donated over 380 rolls of toilet paper that we would require for 100+ toilets at the National Day Celebration venue. We are indebted to the two shops for their unconditional and continued support. While some donate unconditionally, there are some of us... readmore

    MoU is signed between BTO and Zhung Dratsang

    December 9th, 2019

    MoU is signed between BTO and Zhung Dratsang to collaborate as partners to carry out toilet up-gradtion works in Monastic institutions across the country, using SATO technology.Thus far we have covered 26 Monastic schools in three Dzongkhags with amazing results.The toilets in these lobdras and shedras are not only... readmore

    Sunday morning discussion with our Samtse Ambassador

    November 3rd, 2019

    ADEO Chencho Tshering, who came all the way to plan for the public toilet and hand wash facilities during Samtse Melam Chenmo.We planned to set up 18 units of SATO toilet for female, 12 units+ 8 urinals for male and install 5 handwashing barrels. On top of that we are... readmore

    Monastic Toilet up-gradation

    October 28th, 2019

    ཁྲུས་ཀྱི་ཁང་པ་ཤིན་ཏུ་དྲི་ཞིམ་པ། །གསེར་གྱི་ས་གཞི་གསལ་ཞིང་འཚེར་བ་བསྟར། །– Lord Buddha It was an extremely humbling experience to have Lams and Lopens from some 32 monastic institutions rolling up their robe and getting into the toilet without a speck of hesitation. This group of learned monks are getting trained to install SATO pan and upgrade... readmore

    Goodbye to Pit Latrines of Laya

    October 21st, 2019

    Ahead of Royal Highland Festival we are upgrading all the pit latrines in Laya, 3800 m above sea level, to fresh SATO toilets, to ensure that everyone taking part in the festival gets to use good toilets at their farm houses. People in Laya do have toilets but they are all... readmore

    2019 University Toilet Day

    October 6th, 2019

    We Bhutanese are known to use strange objects to wipe ourselves clean after using toilet, therefore our college clubs decided to create awareness on the use of tissue paper or water as part of 2019 University Toilet Day. They are spreading the message; “Use Tissue Paper or Water for... readmore

    Hopeful End to School Toilet Problems in Paro:

    September 28th, 2019

    The moment we end our training and distribute SATO pan, their work begins.Drukgyel LSS had the privilege of being the host school with 21 units of their old aqua-privy toilets upgraded as part of the training itself.Participants who are school health coordinators and caretakers expressed maximum satisfaction for having... readmore

    CHABTO officially launched

    August 24th, 2019

    A toilet that goes to people who can’t go to toilet is called Chabto. It is a very personal portable toilet for health and dignity. This Made in Bhutan toilet is a combination of technologies that is light, strong, water efficient, smell-free, and easy to manage. Hon’ble Health Minister,... readmore

    Signing of MoU with Ministry of Education

    July 4th, 2019

    We are honoured to share the news of the landmark signing of MoU with Ministry of Education today. The Secretary and the Director General of the ministry shared their profound faith in the ‘School Toilet Upgradation Project’, which they have seen practically and personally in the schools in Samtse,... readmore

    Highway Restroom- A gift from Bank of Bhutan

    May 23rd, 2019

    The two units toilet at Wangsisina is one among many programs BOB undertook as part of their Golden Jubilee Celebration. For the leading bank in the country to invest in public toilet as part of their celebration was historic in itself. Thank you. The facility is inaugurated and handed... readmore