Toilet Management Training for RSA Managers

    June 6th, 2022

    Three years ago, on Her Majesty the Queen Jetsun Pema ‘s birthday, we began School Toilet Project, which became a big success covering 2800 toilets in 19 dzongkhags. Yet again today, we began Roadside Amenities(RSA) managers’ training to bring professionalism to Toilet management. It’s in collaboration with the Tourism... readmore

    WASH in Emergency

    May 31st, 2022

    Two years ago, when we urgently needed toilets in so many places, we had to manage with whatever we could get our hands on.The pandemic has prepared us better in many ways; the toilet is no exception.Thanks to World Health Organization Bhutan, now we have access to 200 units of... readmore

    Certificate of Appreciation

    May 29th, 2022

    Our efforts in raising Menstrual hygiene awareness and safe disposal of used pads, spreading of #padbin idea and taking the red dot campaign places during our school tours have been recognized during the Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022. The parton of the Red Dot Bhutan, Her Royal Highness the Princess... readmore

    Training on Right to WASH for CSOs partners

    May 29th, 2022

    We conducted a training for our CSO partners to understand and advocate for Rights to WASH. We highlighted on the living conditions of the municipal workers dwelling in temporary camps and their access to adequate WASH facilities. We look forward to collaborative efforts in ensuring they lead a dignified... readmore

    Stall at Tamchog Restroom

    May 24th, 2022

    Today we installed refreshment stall at Tamchog Restroom.It’s done based on the assessment feedback from the Tourism Council of Bhutan not to sell refreshments from the toilet. We have also repaired the taps, hand dryers and other electrical items. We repainted the windows and rectified all the plumbing issues... readmore

    Protecting Rights of Sanitation Workers

    May 14th, 2022

    We spent the weekend meaningfully engaging with the Thimphu Thromde workforce on understanding the rights of the sanitation workers and the general workforce. We were up against a lot of surprises during the hearty discussion with officials and supervisors. We didn’t know the people who toil so hard to... readmore

    Women Leadership in WASH – A capacity development workshop

    May 4th, 2022

    Paro Dzongkha has the most number of women elected to various LG leadership positions. Eleven of them attended a capacity development workshop titled “Women Leadership in WASH” We hope to see significant development in their villages and geogs in the field of WASH during their leadership. #WomenLeadership#WomeninWASH#WASHFANSA BhutanSanitation and... readmore

    Climate Resilience WASH Solution Workshop

    April 29th, 2022

    CSO partners met last week to share our institutional capacity and knowledge on Climate Resilient #WASH Solutions and put them all on the table so that we don’t reinvent the wheel. We agreed to consult and support each other when involved in similar projects. Supported by @NewVentureFund through @SWA... readmore

    Toilets Among Glaciers

    April 27th, 2022

    We are most happy to receive these pictures from Lunana, where Principal Phub Gyeltshen and his colleagues in Lunana Pry. School have completed upgrading 8 units of pit latrines in their school. They will also support two ECRs in Thangza and Meldrelthang in upgrading four units each. Some 88... readmore

    Emergency Toilets

    March 6th, 2022

    Every day there is a new requirement for toilet facilities at the duty stations. On average, it is five toilets per day in Thimphu alone since the lockdown came into effect. We wonder what we would have done with the massive demand if we hadn’t accessed these ready-made emergency... readmore

    Toilets during National Lockdown

    January 25th, 2022

    We know the pain and desperation of having to look for a toilet when all the doors are closed. You can’t walk into people’s home during such times. From Pangrizampa to Babesa, we have placed some seven toilets at the designated duty outposts for the frontline officials, especially the... readmore

    Launch of National Documents

    December 24th, 2021

    1. National Public Toilet Guidelines 2. National Sanitation and Hygiene Policy 2020 3. Nation Strategy for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Healthcare Facilities The above three important documents are launched at the 5th BWASH Cluster Meeting by the sector partners. These documents will guide the path forward. readmore

    World Toilet day at mithrup Lhakhang

    November 20th, 2021

    We are most happy to be able to celebrate #WorldToiletDay with monks at Mithrup Lhakhang, the pathway to the afterlife. For the last one week, we were working on upgrading 15 units of toilets in the monks’ residence in collaboration with @RHP, Dratsang. The completion of the project coincided... readmore

    Toilet management sensitization workshop at CLCS, Taktse

    November 7th, 2021

    It has been the most fulfilling weekend in College of Language and Culture Studies where we could meet and spend two days with the 95 members of Rigzung Toilet Org (RTO). Upon the invitation of RTO coordinator Younten Jamtsho, we co-created the workshop to deepen their awareness, enhance their... readmore

    Annual Reports

    October 26th, 2021

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    Nup Tshona Pata Toilet

    October 13th, 2021

    To preserve the pristine mountains of Nubtshonapata from getting polluted by human waste from increasing number of visitors, the management of Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve (JKSNR), DoFPS asked us to design a suitable toilet for the popular pilgrimage site. We designed four units, two for Tsang camp(first night... readmore

    Vacancy Announcement

    October 11th, 2021

    Position: Program Officer Position Level: P5 Salary Scale: 17,495-350-22,745 with PF and Gratuity as per service rules Minimum Qualification: University Degree in suitable field of study Place of Posting: BTO Office, Kawajangsa, Thimphu Terms of Reference Be responsible and accountable for the overall adherence to the Internal Organization Rules... readmore

    Tsirang Dratshang Toilet

    October 11th, 2021

    Away from the capital, we assume things to be worse but our visit to Tsirang Dratsang change it all. Here is Tsirang, we came to improve their ten unit toilets but turns out that the toilets don’t need any fixing. They are in the best shape possible. This is... readmore

    Dagapela monastic school Toilet Upgradation

    October 11th, 2021

    The occasional puff of smell from the toilet was bothering the little monks in Dagapela monastic school, which is otherwise equipped with all the good facilities. The toilet looked clean but it smelled. The mystery smell comes from the septic tank underneath, in the absence of smell trap. We... readmore

    Toilet at Sorchen

    September 20th, 2021

    So many people pass through Sorchen everyday, but only one person ever complaint about the lack of toilet facility at the transhipment point. That’s the owner of Universal Genuine Parts Mr Thinley D Dendup. After complaining, he realised he must do more than complaining. He called us and asked... readmore

    Pema Gatshel Schools Toilet Upgradation

    September 8th, 2021

    Pemagatsel is the 19th Dzongkhag we have covered under our school toilet project. Some 20 participants from various schools will go back with the new skill and technology to upgrade over 80 toilets in the coming days. S amdrup Jongkhar is the last Dzongkhag we are eagerly waiting to... readmore

    Third Batch Toilet Management Training

    September 4th, 2021

    “We would keep the toilets clean if only we have enough time to carry out the cleaning. We have to sweep, mop, vacuum, make tea, open gates, do gardening, buy doma… there is hardly any time to focus on the toilet. “In the end, we get scolded for unflushed... readmore

    Rare Toilet from The Past

    July 29th, 2021

    A wooden sitting toilet existed in Bhutan way before we were exposed to European toilet pots.However, we haven’t developed it further or made it common among general public. It was kept as an exclusive toilet for certain leaders and lam. It’s so exclusive that perhaps there may be only... readmore

    Jamten Gonpa Toilet Upgradation

    July 29th, 2021

    The monks at Jamten Gonpa didn’t hesitate a tiny bit to get their hands dirty in making their toilet better. Their 5 units #aquaprivy toilet is upgraded using SATO pan. Once they understood the technology, they requested for 2 additional pans to build night toilet attached to their hostel.... readmore

    Toilet for Stoke Survivor

    July 5th, 2021

    Happiness room for Aum Yeshey and her three daughters During the first lockdown, Aum Yeshey suffered from stroke. Though she survived, she lost mobility on the left half of her body. Until then, she was raising her three daughters by weaving Kira. But since the fateful day she couldn’t... readmore

    Why are Bhutanese Toilet So Dirty?

    June 23rd, 2021

    This video explores the depth of our social and cultural landscape to have a closer look at the causes of dirty toilets in the country. We all love a clean toilet but collectively we don’t work toward getting it. Why? We want the messages in this video to reach... readmore

    Chabto in Dzongs

    June 3rd, 2021

    We are sitting with friends from Dratshang and Thromde and Brainstorming how #Chabto could be used in the attics of the Dzongs to curb the issue lack of toilet. Do you know that the monks, some very young, have to climb down hundreds of stairs to get to the... readmore

    Yalama Apa – Toilet Etiquettes

    May 25th, 2021

    Our cute little video “Yalama Ama” is one of the most viewed videos on our YouTube Channel. We give you permission to use this video for toilet education purpose. If you subscribe to our channel, we have more videos you could use. readmore

    Commode Chair and BK Toilet safety frame available at BTO

    April 25th, 2021

    Commode Chair Following numerous calls asking us about the chair-toilet, which is sold at Kuenphen Medical, we decided to get some pieces of it and retail from our office. This will save the hassle of sending people over to their shop. It can be used as potty next to... readmore

    Toilet Management Training

    April 20th, 2021

    The Cleaners who attend our Toilet Managers Training will never look at their job the same way. They would have realized how important their contributions are to society. They would perform their job so well that everyone would notice the professionalism in them. They would have acquired basic skills... readmore

    Toilet for Kidney Patient in Kabesa

    April 13th, 2021

    Our family joined the Bhutan Kidney Foundation founder Tashi Namgay to build a toilet for one of his kidney patients in Kabesa on Saturday. The patient is a mother of three school going children. They live in a cozy cottage at the edge of the woods. With the toilet... readmore

    Eastern Dzongkhag Schools Toilet Up-Gradation

    February 28th, 2021

    We started our journey to the east on 19th Febuary 2021. We modified our pick up truck to carry over 500 SATO pans (boxes removed) for the five dzongkhags we are planning to visit; 1. Bumthang (with Trongsa) 2. Lhuntse 3. Mongar 4. Trashigang 5. Trashiyangtse All pit latrines... readmore

    BTO’s 8th Board Meeting, 29th Jan 2021

    January 31st, 2021

    We are pleased to announce the despite the lockdown we managed to hold the 8th Board Meeting on 29th Jan 2021. We thank V-TOB for helping us with the Zoom License to hold the meeting. readmore

    SATO toilets for PoEs

    January 25th, 2021

    Trashigang Toilet Network has added 8 more units of SATO toilets PoEs under Thrimshing Drungkhag.Much appreciation Trashigang Ambassador, Desup Karma for coordinating the project with stakeholders and furthering our mission of clean and safe toilets. readmore

    Grateful to CDCL

    January 6th, 2021

    Grateful to CDCL for giving their ready-made site toilet for the duty officials at Thimphu Gate. With all our portable toilets deployed, this was a perfect alternative, especially for lady officials, because for men we have I stalled portable urinals. readmore

    Toilet Requirement in the COVID-19 Protocol

    January 3rd, 2021

    Today we received several requests for portable toilets. We felt helpless since all our portable toilet were deployed on various duties since last summer. Even if we have them all here, it won’t be enough. With separate toilet made mandatory at business outlets for the incoming driver, we would... readmore

    Toilet Gift on 113th National Day

    December 26th, 2020

    A heartwarming story of how our Zhemgang ambassador, Sancha Rai celebrated 113th National Day by upgrading a girl toilet that has been neglected for some time. Click here readmore

    FANSA Bhutan Chapter Launch | 25.12.2020

    December 25th, 2020

    Watch us live on FB https://www.facebook.com/BTO.org/videos/429004131625060n readmore

    Dagana School Toilet up-gradation

    December 19th, 2020

    We are touched by hon’ble MP Surjaman Thapa’s warm gesture in receiving us at Sunkosh Bridge to his Dzongkhag. He heard the news of us coming to Dagana and waited on us to welcome us and express his gratitude for bringing the project to his dzongkhag. He offered his... readmore

    Handing-Taking went wrong?

    December 12th, 2020

    Tiles are supposed to beautify the toilet and not ruin the ambience and make it look haunted.In this toilet, the builder has completely forgotten to clean the black tiles after leaking cement all over. The whole wall looks like an unflushed toilet pot. The worst workmanship ever. The question... readmore

    Toilets in Thimphu Schools

    December 9th, 2020

    From a distance, when we look at Thimphu, everything seems so fine. We don’t expect a dirty toilet in the capital of the country. But when we come in, Thimphu is no better than any Dzongkhag. We are happy to share the news of the next phase of our... readmore

    Toilet Up-gradation at RAPA Hostel

    December 6th, 2020

    RAPA Boys Hostel is said to be over half a century old and so are the two-unit toilets. The trainee boys have tried everything to make the toilets tolerable but without a major renovation, not much could be done. The new vice principal, Phuba Wangdi who was shocked by... readmore

    5-unit toilet in Wangdue Pry School

    December 3rd, 2020

    Nonetheless! The 5-unit toilet in Wangdue Pry School is done over the past three days. The temporary SATO toilet can serve the purpose for at least 5 years if the wall beneath doesn’t collapse over time. We hope the school will give due importance to the new toilet.Gratitude to... readmore

    May we check your toilet?

    November 26th, 2020

    We want to find out what type of leadership and management allow dirty toilet, and which type are particularly serious about clean toilets. We hereby seek your permission to evaluate your office toilet silently and publish the findings. If you don’t mind. We are doing it anyway. https://www.passudiary.com/2020/11/may-we-check-your-toilet.html?fbclid=IwAR0AiG4bFg46lpOhAwFt8d00OYexgtVplVKnLQ-c4GbSpgXilUQXDZZKweA readmore

    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