Conclusion of Diagaly Primary School Water Storage and Handwashing Station Project – Senegal

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Kimberly Hall.

To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to build a water storage facility and handwashing station at the Diagaly Primary School.

Kimberly reports:

With additional community contributions, the hand washing/water storage project was extended to surrounding villages. In total, three hand-washing kits were built and are currently set-up at the schools in Diagaly, Fourthly, and Barkedji. Funds for this project provided the materials to build the handwashing kit including an oil drum and iron bars, as well as paint, water hoses, labor costs.

The volunteers in each of these villages have led handwashing demonstrations in each of the classrooms to increase awareness of basic hygiene practices and to promote use of the handwashing station. The bathrooms were also revamped by installing new doors and a fresh coat of paint.

The teachers in each of the classrooms have also learned the importance of utilizing the bathroom and washing their hands and are currently encouraging their students to follow suit.

Overall, the project has been extremely successful and completely embraced by not only the school but the rest of the community. I would like to express my gratitude to those who helped to make this project possible. Thank you all very much.