In July we did a three-part series on a team of humanitarian designers and engineers from Georgia Tech. They designed SafiChoo, an inexpensive, mobile sanitation solution intended to reduce oral-fecal contamination and the spread of diseases. SafiChoo meets global needs by allowing users to sit or squat while also separating waste via urine diversions and filtration.
Take a look at our part 1 recap, part 2 recap, and part 3 recap and then check out the their most recent progress report below:
- SafiChoo is currently in the processes of collaborating with other Georgia Tech students to get the Beta Toilet Prototype on its way.
- On September 4th SafiChoo was named the 10th best design in Atlanta over the past 25 years by MODA.
- They were selected as semifinalists for the 2014 Kairos 50, an annual award recognizing the 50 most innovative ventures created by founders under the age of 25. If they are selected as finalists, they will have access to incredible grant opportunities ranging up to $100K as well as demoing their toilet in front of the worlds 150 top industry leaders and investors (support their application by clicking here, then clicking “follow” and/or “recommend”)
And remember #everybodypoops!