Conclusion of Norio School Water Project – Georgia
This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Kyle Mueller. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
This project was to provide a system of collection and storage of water for the school.
The school director was able to find a couple of gentlemen to dig a trench from the street to the site of the old spigot a length of about 25 meters. They then layed in a new pipe and connected that to a 1000 L cistern that the school maintenance man installed.
They also installed some pipe that reconnected to the nurse’s station where we replaced the sink and salvaged a faucet that had been there previously, so that a room in the school now has a tap with running water.
The cistern, cistern support structure, pipe, cistern blanket, sink and wages of workers were all paid using project funds.
We have about $20 left to buy flipchart paper to make posters urging the children to wash hands after using the toilet, as well as soap to use in said procedure.
Kyle reports on the benefits of the project, and how it was received:
As of now, children and teachers are using the water for drinking, and washing. The school janitors can get water easily, without having to walk 50 meters to a well. The school buffet, which had served only cheese bread and bean bread, is now able to serve coffee and tea.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of the Norio Public School teachers and students. This project has improved life in Norio and made a more welcoming environment in which to learn.
We extend our thanks to Kyle for implementing the project and to The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funds.