This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Cara Steger. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
The project was to improve the well and the latrines at the primary school.
The collapsed well top was removed and replaced with a new, rebar-reinforced cement covering, with walls to prevent children falling in (this was a major concern in the village). This well provides safe access to water for the 108 students at the Fass Pathe Kande primary school, as well as the 30-40 people living in nearby households and the 4 teachers.
The latrines at the school were refurbished, with new doors and roofs added and the plumbing flushed. The work was carried out very efficiently, and was completed in under three weeks.
The village is very happy with the results: easily accessed water, and functioning latrines. Both of these are accessible to the villagers as well as the students. The women and children in particular are happy they do not have to travel as far to pull water every day. The teachers are very excited to start a school year with working latrines and a safe well.
We again wish to thank Ng Yit Chong for providing the funding for this project.