Conclusion of Jaidee Daycare Center Flood Remediation and Water Project – Thailand
This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Heidi Mahoney. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
The project was to construct a new drainage system and elevate the ground around the center to prevent flooding, purchase a water purification tank connected to a common water canteen, and install sinks with running water.
We completed the drainage system, implemented the sinks/running water segment, and purchased/installed a clean drinking water canteen.
Throughout several meetings (before and after implementation) among administrators, laborers, parents, teachers, and villagers, project participants were able to retain the project goals, work out inconsistencies, and assess the project success after implementation.
Although there was a delay in purchasing materials, from that time forward, the project took a matter of weeks to complete.
Participants (consisting of civil servants, engineers, villagers, teachers, etc.) were required to communicate consistently and work through differences together in order to complete the project. Administrators and civil servants were responsible for the wellbeing and labor expenditures of villagers active in the construction process.
Construction workers were responsible for successfully implementing phase 1 and phase 2 of the project and ensuring that the new structures would be sustainable. Teachers, parents, and onlookers held all parties accountable by reinforcing the project goals and providing encouragement.
The project was a huge success, and I can’t thank Water Charity enough on behalf of myself and my community.
We are grateful to Heidi, who has completed her Peace Corps service, for completing the project. We also wish to again thank The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding for the Water Charity participation in this project.