The problems caused by a lack of sanitation are no laughing matter. Still, one man is leveraging humor to solve the problem. His name is Jack Sim (AKA Mr.Toilet), founder of the World Toilet Organization. Through stunts like putting a giant inflatable toilet outside the UN HQ, he uses humor to set the sanitation agenda center stage while empowering local governments and communities to fix the problem for themselves. ANA BLUEWING interviewed Jack to learn more about his story, discover who inspired him, the challenges he has faced along the way, and how advocacy and business can benefit from a touch of humor.
A giant inflatable toilet outside the UN HQ.
Jack Sim (right) with Senator Mechai (left).
Every November 19 is ‘World Toilet Day’. Every year, on this day, the WTO holds special summits around the world.
Jack is just one of a selection of Changemakers that ANA supports by subsidizing the cost to fly around the world through its BLUE WING Program. The money saved on flights helps Jack focus his resources on his operation.
With just a few clicks, individuals like you can support Changemakers like Jack and make a real difference in people's lives. By purchasing your plane ticket through BLUEWING (at no additional cost to you) or donating miles directly to a Changemaker of your choosing, you too can be involved in the solutions to the global problems affecting our world today.