Tarazh Elementary School Water and Bathroom Project – Albania

This project is made possible through the partnership of Water Charity and the National Peace Corps Association.

Tarazh, Mirdite Region, Lezhe District, Albania

Community Description
Tarazh, Albania is a small farming community, located 5 km outside of Rreshen, Albania. Tarazh contains one elementary school that holds approximately 75 students while employing 10 teachers.

Problem Addressed
The bathroom facility lacks clean, constantly running water for students and teachers to flush the toilets and wash their hands. Currently, the bathroom facility is a small, concrete outhouse with two rooms separating males and females. The bathroom is in poor condition, with the toilets, walls, and roofing needing serious renovations. Seeing as there are no sinks with soap and water available to wash their hands, this has become a public health concern.

Project Description
This project is designed to renovate the existing walls/roof, install new flooring tiles and doors, and replace 4 Turkish-style toilets. Additionally, two sinks with running water will be built. The community’s contribution will be over $700 worth of labor, assigned from Rreshen’s municipality.

Project Impact

85 students and teachers will benefit. Over time this number will increase.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Jonathan Ayres

Monitoring and Maintenance
The municipality will be responsible for the inspections and maintenance of the facilities.

The potential impact of this project aims to create a healthy learning environment for students of Tarazh, particularly females, providing a safe and healthy environment for their bathroom facilities. Providing running water with soap enables the children to practice proper hygiene habits after using the restroom while installing secure doors helps promote a learning environment where girls feel safe to use the outdoor facilities. Girls and boys alike will be able to feel safe and comfortable using the washroom, creating a stronger educational environment in the Middle region.

While this is not an official Let Girls Learn project under PCPP, it does fall into Water Charity’s LGL+ grouping of projects that have a pronounced element involving helping girls go to, and stay in, school, and falls under our 100 Water Projects Program – Albania as well as our larger Let Girls Learn Initiative – Worldwide.

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Donations Collected to Date

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Donations of any amount will be appreciated. The full amount will allow you a posted dedication if that is something you would like.

This project has been completed.  To read about the conclusion, CLICK HERE.