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

    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