Kristy’s School Improvements Project – Mauritania

Water Charity is working with Mauritania Peace Corps Volunteer Kristy Smiley on a project to provide needed water and sanitation facilities in one of the fourteen primary schools in which she works.

Kristy lives in Kaedi, Gorgol, Mauritania. She works with mainly with the 5th and 6th-grade French-speaking teachers. Science and math are taught in French, but everything else is in Arabic.

Eco-Club Mauritania

Mauritania is located in northwest Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west, by Senegal on the southwest, by Mali on the east and southeast, by Algeria on the northeast, and by the Morocco-controlled Western Sahara on the northwest.

The first part of the project is to provide a sufficient and cost-effective water resource to the school by repairing the existing well that is on school grounds. This will provide water for the students, as well as school gardens and tree nurseries.

The second part is to repair the school’s latrines in order to provide a safe and private place for the students to relieve themselves, as well as learn proper hygiene.

Well needing repair

The school’s parents’ association will pay for 25% of the project in materials and labor.

This project is starting now, and Kristy will keep us updated. Your donation in any amount is urgently requested. If you use the Donate button below, your contribution will be directed specifically toward Kristy’s project.

To read about the progress of this project, Click HERE.