Conclusion of Dabo Lycee High School Latrine Project – Senegal

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

The project was to construct a ventilated pit latrine for female students.

Sophie reports:

The project has been completed, and the latrines are now designated for use by girls attending Dabo High School.

The headmaster oversaw the work of a mason and carpenter in constructing two latrine stalls and an entryway/handwashing area. Working with the local mason was a good experience for the school administration as they embark on future building projects as they continue to expand.

Water Charity’s funds provided for the cement, aluminum, rebar, sand, wire, PVC piping, brick molds and the work of the mason.

The high school paid for the remaining materials and work, including the work of the carpenter, ceramic Turkish toilets, mosaic tile flooring and handwashing supplies, and will pay for any necessary repairs in the future.

The students are very happy to have the additional latrines and to no longer have to share toilets with the teachers and male students, nor walk to neighboring family compounds in order to use the bathroom.

The latrines are located in the southwest corner of the school property, near two classroom buildings. After the latrines were completed, members of the student government visited each classroom to inform students that the bathrooms were open for use. The completion of the latrines was also announced during weekly community announcements at the mosque, at the request of the headmaster, who took great pride in the project.

A high school student group performed skits at the elementary school on hygiene and handwashing, and at the middle school on HIV prevention for students, as their part of the school’s “community contribution” towards the project, as public health education for their younger peers.

We are grateful to Sophie for completing this important project.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$127.95 – This project has received major funding through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of additional donations from the friends, family, and supporters of the Peace Corps Volunteer.

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