Kopsht #3 Kindergarten Toilet & Water Project – Albania
This project is made possible through the partnership of WATER CHARITY and the NATIONAL PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION.
Kopsht #3, Fier, Albania
Toilets in the kindergarten do not flush, the wash basins need repair, and the school needs a supply of hot water.
All nine stalls need work to make them function properly, most of them either have no running water plumbed to them, or the cisterns are broken. Additionally many of the hand basins are broken, and there are no taps, or broken taps. Hygiene is therefore almost impossible. The teachers and school principal have taken it upon themselves for several years to make fixes to the toilets at their own expense, but they have now gone beyond those measures and need external aid.
The following is the budget for this project (not including admin or incidentals):
|Sqhip||English||Number||Unit cost||Total ALL||US$ (1=125ALL)|
|Dushe elektrik||Hot water tank||4||14,500||58,000 Lek||$464.00||* An extra tank is needed for the renovated toilet.|
|Kaseta plastike||Plastic toilet cistern||9||2500||22,500 Lek||$180.00|
|Tubo LM||Pipe work (liner meters)||50||320||16,000 Lek||$128.00|
|Fuqi puntore||Workforce||1||10,000||10,000 Lek||$80.00|
All 120 children, their parents, and the teachers at the school will benefit directly. Nearly 400 people will be touched by this project. These are kindergartners, and the disease risk among these small children, who are at this school all day long, is high.
Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Graham & Teresa Anderson
Monitoring and Maintenance
The teachers and parents are very motivated to help with the project and will donate paint, painting and supplies (soap). Local PCVs who work with the school will be able to monitor the continued functionality and sustainability of the toilets etc. And, in the end the Principal & Teachers who had been funding repairs out of pocket will continue to keep an eye on upkeep and maintenence.
While this is not an official Let Girls Learn project, it does fall into Water Charity’s Let Girls Learn Initiative, a grouping of projects that have a pronounced element involving helping girls go to, and stay in, school. This project is also the prototype for the 100 Water Projects Program – Albania, and the lessons learned here, have ensured that the vast majority of projects coming to us from Albania now are LGL.