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School students currently do not have adequate sanitation facilities, relying on a drop toilet made of local organic materials, or going outside the school.
The students, and the community as a whole, currently are impacted by various diseases caused by fecal-oral contamination. These include diarrhea, dysentery, intestinal worms, hepatitis, typhoid, and cholera. This is especially devastating to a people living with poor nutrition, a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, and impaired immune systems.
The project has the full support of the community, which has recognized the need for the latrines, but has been unable to do anything about it because of the lack of funds.
The Water Charity participation in this project has been fully funded, through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.
We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Jessica Meigle of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Jessica and/or those other PCVs in the country of service.
This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.
This is to reconstruct an existing water catchment tank that supplies water to one of the community’s two secondary schools. The current tank was poorly designed and is easily contaminated, and is currently a source of illness to the students. This project is the only means to provide the school with a dependable clean water source.
In addition to the reconstruction of the tank, a pipe will be built to the school. Then, piping will be run through the school, with valves to be placed in the kitchen, auditorium, toilet/shower room, clothes washing area, and garden.
The community’s total contribution to the project is about 30%. A local business is providing transportation. The school is donating the money to purchase the sand, gravel, stone, connectors, and wire mesh.
The Headmaster of the school and Peace Corps Volunteer E. Myers are administering this project. A training course on water-borne diseases and water users’ rights and responsibilities will be given to the teachers and water board.
Future maintenance costs and labor will be provided through the school’s miscellaneous fund, thus assuring sustainability.
This project will provide safe water to 200 students of the school. It is an immediate high-impact low-cost solution to the critical needs of the school.
This project has been funded, through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.
Any additional donations using the Donate button below will be used to fund other projects by this PCV and/or other PCVs in this country.
This project has been completed. To read about the conclusion of this project, CLICK HERE.