Conclusion of Little Sunshine Kindergarten Bathroom Project – Ukraine

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Blakely Neff. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to build a bathroom with two working toilets, two sinks, and a wash basin with a shower hose, within the kindergarten.

Blakely reports:

The project has been completed.

All Peace Corps Volunteers were evacuated from Ukraine in February, 2013 due to the geopolitical situation. At the time, the project was still in progress. However, the school was able to proceed to finish the project.

The kindergarten in the town of Boguslavka, Borova District, Ukraine did not have indoor toilets. Since adult outhouses were located 35 meters from the kindergarten, and especially difficult to reach during winter months, the children utilized buckets, which the employees had to handle and dispose of the waste.

Two children-sized sit-down toilets, two sinks, a shower, and appropriate plumbing/piping were installed inside the kindergarten by experienced plumbers, with the assistance of school personnel. Waste is now properly disposed of, and the children have greater privacy and convenience.

This project greatly increases sanitary conditions for around 50 children and 11 staff members of the Boguslavka kindergarten. The project has been such a positive development for people in this part of Eastern Ukraine, who are currently experiencing social and political unrest.

We extend our gratitude to Blakely for seeing this important project through to completion despite the adversity, and to The Holistic Light for providing the funding.