Conclusion of Dariganga Village Water Filter Project – Mongolia

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

The project was to purchase and install a water filtration system for the children who attend the camp.

Travis reports:

In the autumn of 2012 the primary school in Dariganga soum Sukhbaatar aimag installed a water filtration system in the school kitchen. Prior to the installation, the school had no means of purifying water, aside from boiling.

As of May, 2013, the system has suffered no malfunctions, and has been a valuable asset to the school cooks. The cooks use the device every day for food preparation and providing tea for students and staff.

The extent to which the system is used varies from day to day. If the cooks choose to use the device for every meal on an average day, they can serve three hundred students. This accounts for all of the dormitory students as well as children enrolled in grades one through five.

The cooks have expressed a great deal of satisfaction with the system. They take pride in their modern system, and are very grateful for the help of Water Charity and the financial contribution of The SLOW LIFE Trust.