TYY and Dry Toilet Association of Finland project in Zambia 2021–2024

The Zambia Project is s a four-year project for which the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted a grant of € 1,200,000. Besides TYY, Disability Partnership Finland is involved in the project from Finland.

Currently, only 26% of Zambians are covered by basic sanitation. The project will address the problems of poor sanitation and has the long-term goal of helping Zambia achieve full sanitation coverage by 2030 in line with Sustainable Development Goal six. Poor sanitation, for example, increases the spread of disease and girls ’school attendance suffers during menstruation. Indeed, one of the aims of the project is to mainstream the inclusion of vulnerable groups, such as women and the disabled, in WASH issues (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). In addition, the project will improve Zambia’s sanitation by building dry toilets, strengthen the capacity of local partners and civil society to influence sanitation issues, and raise awareness of WASH issues in society.

In addition to the actors in TYY's Development Cooperation Wing, all students of the University of Turku across faculty boundaries are welcome to participate in the project. No previous knowledge of development cooperation is needed and new ideas are always welcome!

In the project, the volunteers make communicative content, organise events and training and are in close contact with the actors of the Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland. From the academic year 2021–2022, students can donate to the project, for example in connection with the academic year registration.

News published about the project

Blog post on World Menstrual Day 28.5.2021

News on World Water Day 22.3.3021

News about the start of the project 29.9.2020

News on the application for funding 22.3.2020

Dry Toilet Association of Finland


Do you want to join the project team?

Please contact:

Satu Nurmi, Specialist for International Affairs


The National Police Board of Finland has permitted the Student Union of the University of Turku to collect donations to the projects mentioned above. Collection licence number RA/2021/62, valid from 1.2.2021- in Finland (except Åland).