Chuquexa II School Water and Sanitation Project – Guatemala
his project is made possible through the partnership of WATER CHARITY and the NATIONAL PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION.
This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion, CLICK HERE.
Chuquexa II School, Sololá, Guatemala
The Chuquexa II School is located on the Inter-American highway between Chupol and Las Trampas. The school is divided into two locations, about 100 meters apart.
The combined population is 745 students and 25 teachers, in a village of 4,200 inhabitants.
The lower school has sufficient water, but the upper school has less water because of the height of the school in the water system. The bathrooms are in need of renovation.
A well will be dug at the school. The bathroom will be renovated and fixtures repaired and replaced as needed.
It is anticipated that water will be reached at 35 meters. An electric pump will be placed on the well, and above-ground improvements made.
770 people will benefit from the project.
Lynn Roberts, Executive Director, Agua Para La Salud. Lynn previously completed the Chuquexa I School Bathroom Project – Guatemala, in addition to several other projects over the years.
Monitoring and Maintenance
The school will be responsible for the monitoring of the project and the maintenance of the well and the bathrooms.
This project has been funded through the generosity of the Paul Bechtner Foundation.
This project has been completed under the direction of Lynn Roberts, Executive Director, Agua Para La Salud. To read about the start of the project, CLICK HERE.
The project was designed to dig a well at the school and renovate the bathroom.
The Chuquexa II School is located on the Inter-American highway between Chupol and Las Trampas. The school is divided into two locations about 100 meters apart. The combined population is 745 students and 25 teachers in a village of 4200 inhabitants.
The basic project in the school was to provide the school with sufficient water supply. The lower school has sufficient water but the upper school has less because of the height of the school in the water system. A dug well was proposed for the school and was completed with this project. The well reached about 30 meters in depth and supplied a good supply of water for the school.
The balance of the project consisted of painting the bathrooms, repairing the handwashing stations, and repairing the toilets in both school structures.
The village donated food and housing for the masons and some local materials for the project. As a result of the village’s very hard work and donations, the project finished slightly under budget.
The teachers, children, and village were very pleased with the results of the work which will provide the students with a much-improved sanitary school when they return to the new school year in January 2018.
To read Lynn’s complete report, and see all of the conclusion pictures, CLICK HERE.
We extend our thanks to Lynn for completing this important project.