Rotary International is currently working on international development projects that focus on disease prevention (and treatment); water/sanitation; maternal/child health; economic/community development; and basic education/literacy. In this respect, the Rotary Club is appealing to tanneries and other members of the leather supply chain to donate to a school toilet project located in Lilongwe, Malawi.

“We hope the tanneries will see this as a worthwhile corporate social responsibility project as it regards children’s toilets that produce compost for agricultural crops”, says the Rotary Club in a statement. 

The Eco-San toilet technology is said to improve water and sanitation, but also cuts down on the number of days schooling lost through dysentery type disease, improves child health, and also means that more females stay on at school.

Companies from the leather sector interested in contributing to the project can contact ILM’s Consultant Technical Editor, Karl Flowers at