Conclusion of Jargalant 12-year Secondary School Water Project – Mongolia

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Laura Alexander.

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

The project was to provide running hot water for the school dormitory.

Laura reports:

I am writing to inform you that the Jargalant School Dormitory Project has been completed. After receiving the money, we bought a 60-litre Haier water heater and various pipes, valves, and fittings from Erdenet — the nearby city. (This happened in two separate trips, as a few of the extras were missing the first time around.)

The heater was installed by the school electrician and then hooked up to the water piping by the school plumber. It was a group effort, including the dormitory’s house mother, the plumber, and the PCV, to make sure that all of the pipes were properly connected.

We had a bit of money left over, which we used to buy just over a year’s supply of replacement filters.

Jargalant School Dormitory now has two working, hot water-producing shower stalls for the students to use on a weekly schedule. The students are proud of and grateful for this new addition to their seasonal home. Both the dormitory house mother and the teacher who works there during the day were quite profuse with their thanks. “This is just exactly what these students needed.” The town hospital director, Dr. Delgermaa, also remarked that this was a “health necessity” for the dorm children.

Thank you again for all of your help and support. This is truly an admirable organization that you orchestrate.

We are grateful to Laura for completing this project, and again wish to thank Laura’s friends and family for providing the funding.