Remembering Eric Deys

It is with the most profound shock and sadness that Connecting Countries has learned of the untimely passing of Eric Deys. In addition to being an active member of our Board of Directors, Eric was an exceptionally kind and considerate individual with a strong work...

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World Toilet Day 2018

World Toilet Day (WTD) is on November 19. This year’s theme is Nature is Calling. It is all about nature-based solutions to meet our sanitation needs. Globally, 892 million people practice open defecation; 1.8 billion use a drinking water source that could be...

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Pen Pal Program – Laura Sebben

All the programs associated with Connecting Countries are interlinked. Take for example the Pen Pal Letter Exchange Program. With each letter exchanged, students' global awareness expands, allowing North American and Kenyan students to build friendships and exchange...

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Connecting Countries is Busy Building Again!

Connecting Countries and Kanguu Primary School in Ol Joro Orok, Kenya, are working hard building new latrines at the school. Construction was 100% done by February 2018! The project will be completed as the students, who attend Kanguu Primary, return to classes after...

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World Toilet Day 2017 – Laura Sebben

World Toilet Day (WTD) is coordinated by UN-Water to inspire action to combat the global sanitation crisis. Globally, 4.5 billion people live without a household toilet that safely disposes waste. This year’s theme is wastewater. Wastewater is any water that has been...

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Kids for Kenya Toilet Run – Laura Sebben

Kids, Kenya, toilets, running. What could these seemingly random things have to do with one another? The Kids for Kenya Toilet Run is an annual athletic fundraising event organized by Hamilton’s Adventure Running Kids (ARK) to support sanitation programs associated...

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