Chiatura Public School #4 Water Project – Georgia

Chiatura, Imereti Region, Georgia

Community Description
Chiatura is a small town located in the beautiful, temperate Imereti region of Georgia. When accounting for all of its surrounding villages, Chiatura has a population of around 20,000. The main industry is the mining of manganese, a silvery-grey metal that resembles iron.

There are nine public schools in the area. Chiatura Public School #4 has approximately 360 students (grades 1-12) and 42 teachers. The 4-story school lacks basic water and sanitation.

The teacher’s bathroom, located on the first floor of the school, lacks running water, electricity, and ventilation.

Project Description
This project is to renovate the teacher’s bathroom at the school.

Piping will be installed to bring water from the source to the bathroom. Water will then be supplied to the toilet and sink. Electricity will be made available in the bathroom for lighting. A small window will be cut into the wall for ventilation. A small soap box will be installed to be used for handwashing.

All of the work will be done by the father of one of the students at a reduced rate.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchasing the pipe, a new sink basin, and the electrical fixtures, as well as to pay for the labor.

Project Impact
360 students and 42 teachers will benefit the project, as well as those who visit the school for meetings and events.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Danae Olsen

This project represents an important step toward providing the school with a basic level of hygiene and sanitation.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed


Donations of any amount will be appreciated. The full amount will give you “naming rights”, if that is something you would like.

Any contributions in excess of the Dollar Amount of the Project will be allocated to other projects directed by this PCV and/or projects of other PCVs in this country.

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