Ait-Zelton School Improvement Project – Morocco

Ait-Zelton is located approximately 65 km from the city of Essaouira, Morocco.

Community Description
Ait-Zelton has a population of about 5000. However, the community is
spread out across 20 kilometers and is divided up between 33 ‘douars’ (individual clusters of houses). The main languages spoken are Tashlheet and Moroccan Arabic.

Major health issues include lack of sanitation facilities, running water and
dental hygiene.

Project Description
This project is to bring water to the school, and repair two bathrooms that are presently inoperative. Four water spouts will be installed, two of which will be used for hand washing and two for drinking.

In addition, supplementary health lessons will be taught on nutrition, dental hygiene, and general hygiene.

The project arose from the need identified by the school principal and a group of teachers, and it has the support of the entire community. The work will be done by local workers.

Project Impact
The project will immediately benefit the 86 students, who presently do not have access to running water or toilets during the school day. Disease will be reduced because of the improved sanitation, and school attendance is expected to increase.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Thomas Holubiak

This is a low-cost high-impact solution to an urgent problem. Running water and toilet facilities are being restored by fixing and restoring an inoperative system. Students are learning hygiene, and will bring such education home to their families.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has been fully funded through the generosity of Chris Naylor, of Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Chris states:

I am funding this project as a Christmas gift to my family. I’m very thankful for the opportunity to assist somewhere very far away from my home.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Thomas Holubiak of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Thomas and/or those of his counterpart PCVs in Morocco.

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