Everybody Poops: Jasmine Burton on Wish for Wash

Join us on September 15th as Jasmine Burton, Founder and President of the Atlanta-based organization Wish for WASH, discusses the design and development of the SafiChoo Toilet.

According to UNICEF, 2.5 billion people lack hygienic sanitation facilities and 768 million people drink unsafe drinking water. Of these people, women and girls are disproportionately burdened by poor sanitation and water inequities. This is what motivates Jasmine to design for social justice and health equity and what makes her passionate about her social impact start up, Wish for WASH.

Jasmine’s work in this field began when she was an Industrial Design student at Georgia Tech, where she won the Inventure Prize for designing the Safi Choo Toilet. An early prototype of the Safi Choo was shown in MODA’s  Design for Social Impact Exhibition in 2014. Since graduating from Georgia Tech, Jasmine has been part of the Global Health Corps where she has to test and design new iterations of the Safi Choo toilet.

In this Design Conversation, Jasmine will discuss her work redesigning toilets and global sanitation infrasturcutre, as well as the ways in which her work empowers individuals.

After the conversation, Jasmine will lead a Q + A.

$10 | Military, Educators, Seniors $8 | Students $5 with valid ID | MODA Members free

About Jasmine Burton:

Jasmine Burton has an undeniable passion for serving others. With a dream of building a career as a humanitarian design activist for marginalized communities, Jasmine loves to inspire and be inspired by the world around her. As a recent graduate from Georgia Tech, she has been blessed with a plethora of opportunities from which she continues to grow. Participating in the CDC’s Summer Public Health Scholars Program, a Human Rights fellowship through Humanity in Action in Warsaw, Poland, and a Global Health Corps Fellowship in Lusaka, Zambia, Jasmine has had the opportunity to learn about and experience the public health needs and disparities in the world around her. Her specific design passion is to improve community health by means of redesigning WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) infrastructure such as toilets in collaboration with these resource constrained communities.