MballoCoundaThierno Latrine Project – Senegal

MballoCoundaThierno, Vellingara, Kolda, Senegal

Community Description
The community of MballoCoundaThierno is located in the region of Kolda. It is a village of 350 people and is located 8 km from the road. It is a Pulaar village in which the majority of people farm peanuts, corn, cotton and other grains. They also tend to have a large number of livestock.

The local elementary school serves the 4 surrounding villages, with an attendance of close to 200 children. The teachers and the parents association are very motivated and work hard to improve the schooling conditions for their children.

The elementary school has six toilets that were constructed roughly 5 years ago. They are in very poor condition and have become unusable. The doors have fallen off and they clog easily.

Project Description
This project is to will repair 6 bathrooms at the school and restore them to full functionality, and also build a latrine for the teachers.

The bathroom repairs consist of repairing doors, unclogging toilets, constructing two water basins and expanding the walkway that connects them.

The doors will be built using zinc and wood frames, and then a stronger type of metal, supported by cement, to guarantee they stay attached. The mason who will complete this task lives in a nearby city. He has a great reputation and comes highly recommended by the school director.

The work on the toilets will be done by a paid plumber, who will completely remove the ceramic cases in order to unclog them, and replace tubing as needed.

The teachers will supervise the toilets and keep them locked after school hours, on weekends, and on vacations in order to prevent misuse.

The next task will be to build three washbasins that will enable the children and teachers to wash their hands.

Also included will be a cement base walkway that will expand out from the basins and connect to the toilets.

The next step in the project is to construct a simple latrine for the teachers.

Then, simple fencing will be erected to protect the bathrooms, and sanitation supplies will be purchased.

A simple pit latrine will also be built for the use of the teachers.

The school director has organized student committees who will be in charge of regularly cleaning and taking care of the toilets. In collaboration with the project, a series of workshops will be held to teach bathroom maintenance and etiquette.

Project Impact
This project will benefit at least the 200 students who attend this school.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Jenae Woodward

This toilet renovation project will play a vital role in the sanitation of the village and serve to decrease illness.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Jenae Woodward of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Jenae and/or those of other PCVs in the country of service.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.