Conclusion of Kindirbaev Secondary School Handwashing Station Project – Kyrgyzstan

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Joanna Ison. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to bring water onto the school grounds from the public water source, and also build a 4-sink handwashing station.

Joanna reports:

The goal of this project was to build a handwashing station to be used by the 1,500 students and nearly 200 teachers and staff at E. Kindirbaev secondary school. This project was successfully completed over a 2 week time period.

The first day, administrators from E. Kindirbaev School traveled to the nearest town to purchase all supplies needed to install the pipe and handwashing station. The following two days students and teachers worked side by side to dig the ditch for the pipe and clear away tree branches and flatten the ground at the location of the handwashing station.

Next, staff worked to lay the piping and put together the station with
4 sinks, a roof, and an outlet for the water. Following the completion of the handwashing station structure, a concrete pad was laid to provide a dry area around the station, and a small fence was constructed around it.

The project was a huge success and school staff and students completed all labor. Since the completion of the project students and teachers alike can be seen using the new handwashing station. This will have an extremely positive effect on the sanitation and health of the students and teachers who pass through E. Kindirbaev School in the years to come.

The whole E. Kindirbaev secondary school community would like to thank Water Charity for the funding and support that allowed for this project to be completed.

We extend our gratitude to Joanna for completing the project. Also, we again wish to thank Stanley Zylowski, along with Joanna’s friends and family, for providing the funding for the project.