$301 to $500

Saré Pathé Bouya CEM Latrine Project - Senegal

Saré Pathé Bouya CEM Latrine Project - Senegal

NPCA - WC LogosThis project is made possible through the partnership of WATER CHARITY and the NATIONAL PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION.

Location

Saré Pathé Bouya, Region of Kolda, Senegal

Saré Pathé Bouya CEM

Community Description

Saré Pathé Bouya CEM is the local middle school which serves Saré Pathé Bouya as well as several surrounding villages in the Kolda Region of Senegal.

Problem Addressed

The middle school does not have a bathroom, and many students therefore practice open-air defecation.

Project Description

The project is to construct two ventilated pit latrines at the local middle school. The bathroom will be a 3 meter by 2.5 meter building divided into 2 stalls separated by gender, each with aeration piping. The project aims to provide teachers and students--many of whom come from neighboring villages--access to a functional, sanitary, and safe bathroom and, thereby, reducing open-air defecation.

The middle school faculty will be involved in some of the labor, including pulling water from the well and constructing the building surrounding the latrines, and will provide food for the workers. The school will also pay the carpenter's fee and a portion of the mason's fee. Water Charity funds will be used for the purchase of materials including cement, sand, gravel, iron, rebarb, pipes, aluminum sheets, doors, and the transport of these materials to the site. The mason, who has already been contracted by the middle school, will be responsible for digging the pits, making the bricks, and constructing the building.

In order to maximize the intended results of the project, the PCV will continue to lead lessons in proper hygiene and sanitation, including hand washing and the importance of covering latrines, and will construct hand washing stations ("tippy taps") near the bathroom.

Project Impact

At least 239 students and 17 staff members will directly benefit from this project.  Elimination of open air defecation will contribute greatly to the health of the entire neighborhood, providing local flies much less fecal matter to contaminate food and water supplies.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project

Jessica Chow

 

Monitoring and Maintenance

Sare Pathe Bouya Middle School staff will overlook the project. They will also provide food, labor, and some funds.  Students and teachers will be responsible for cleaning the bathroom and ensuring that water and soap are always available.

Comments

The village of approximately 500 people called Sare Pathe Bouya, is located in the region of Kolda in southern Senegal. Currently, the middle school serves both the village of Sare Pathe as well as several surrounding villages, and is without bathroom facilities. The absence of a bathroom is difficult for both the teachers and students, who must either return home to use the bathroom or practice open-air defecation, as some students come from as far as 12 km.

The construction of 2 latrines for students which are separated by gender will alleviate any anxiety and/or difficulties experienced by the students and teachers concerning the need to use the bathroom.

This project is a part of our ongoing Western Africa Water & Sanitation Program.

Sare Pathe Bouya Middle SchoolFundraising Goal 

$750

Donations Collected to Date

$250

Dollar Amount Needed

$500

This project has been completed.  To see the results, CLICK HERE.

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Loumbol Samba Abdul Middle School Latrine Project - Senegal

Loumbol Samba Abdul Middle School Latrine Project - Senegal

Location
Loumbol Samba Abdul, Matam, Senegal

Community Description
The community of Loumbol Samba Abdul has a population of 1,500-2,000 people. It is located 3 kilometers from the Route Nationale 3, one of the major national routes that goes across Senegal. It is in the middle of the Matam region in the Eastern section of Senegal, and is typically referred to as The Ferlo.

The village is mostly dedicated to farming and livestock, as people of the traditional Fulbe or Pulaar ethnicity are known to be herders and farmers.

Loumbol has no electricity but some buildings are powered by solar power. There is an elementary school, a middle school, a health post, and a rural community office.

Water for the village comes from a water tower in the middle of the village to which all water spigots (inside and outside family compounds) are attached.

Problem Addressed
At the middle school (collége), which is a 15-minute walk from the center of Loumbol, there is no water, and a bathroom that is a quarter of the way finished. This bathroom was funded by certain men of the village, but they ran out of money and cement to complete the project.

The collége has four levels of students who do not have a bathroom to use, and practice open defecation. In addition, there is no handwashing station for the students to use for proper hygiene.

Loumbol Samba Abdul Middle School Latrine Project - SenegalProject Description
This project is to complete the latrine and build a handwashing station at the school.

The project will be directed by staff of the CEM Loumbol Samba Abdul. The work will be done as a contribution by teachers, students, and parents, who will also supply the construction equipment.

Water Charity funds will be used to pay for the materials, including concrete, sand, gravel, doors, aluminum sheets, and gravel, and also to pay for transportation of the materials to the site.

The bathroom will be a building with two separate stalls. There are two dug pits behind the main latrine foundation that are six feet deep, but need to be deepened to proper standards. The foundation and walls will be completed, doors added, and roofing installed. Toilet seats, piping, and aeration pipes will complete the project.

Large portable containers will be used to store water for flushing toilets, handwashing, and cleaning of the latrines. Students and teachers will refill the containers with the help of neighboring families.

Students, staff, and parents will build a handwashing station known as a "tippy tap", and will be instructed in its use. The station provides a process for obtaining water for washing hands that reduces contamination.

The construction and use of the tippy tap, as well as basic hygiene principals, will be taught to the community. A study will evaluate the health improvements achieved in the village through the use of the handwashing stations.

Project Impact
85 students and teachers will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Emma Martz

Monitoring and Maintenance
Students and teachers will clean and maintain the bathroom. The teachers and principal of the school will ensure the security of the bathroom, keeping it locked during the hours when the school is closed.

Comments
This project will improve the sanitary conditions for the students. The planning, building, and maintenance process will teach members of the community proper water and sanitation hygiene practices, leading to an overall improvement of health.

This project is a part of our ongoing Western Africa Water & Sanitation Program.

Fundraising Target
$450

Funds raised in excess of the project amount will be allocated to other projects in the country.

Donations Collected to Date
$0

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Dollar Amount Needed
$450

This project has been completed.  To see the results, CLICK HERE.

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Pakour Pre-School Well Project - Senegal

Location
Pakour, Velingara department, Senegal

Community Description
Pakour is in the Velingara department with a population of about 2,000. It is located to the side of Kolda closest to Tamba and geographically next to Kedougou. It is about 30 km off the route national on a laterite road which takes about an hour to drive.

Pakour village is Pulaar - both Pula Futa and Fulakunda - intermixed with an ethnic group called Badiaranke which is related to the Basari group in Kedougou. There are other diverse ethnic groups in in the village as well, due to the proximity of the roads leading to Guinea Bissau and Guinea Conakry. Villagers from outlying areas come through Pakour in transit, for market days, and to attend the schools (pre-school through high school).

Problem Addressed
L'Ecole des tout Petit is a pre-school serving the community, located in the Christian neighborhood of the village, next to the church's compound. It is lacking a water source, and all water must be brought to the school from a long distance away. The students and faculty need water for drinking, cooking, sanitation, hygiene, and irrigation.

Project Description
This project is to build a well at the pre-school.

The well will be lined and covered, and will be protected from contamination by a wall and a cover. It is anticipated that water will be reached at a depth of 12 meters.

Project Impact
100 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Courtney Ruble

Comments
This is an important infrastructure project that will improve the lives of the students in the pre-school as well as the staff and parents.

Dollar Amount of Project
$432.21

Donations Collected to Date
$120.00

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Dollar Amount Needed
$312.21

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Mwatisi Secondary School Rainwater Catchment Project - Tanzania

Mwatisi Secondary School Rainwater Catchment Project - Tanzania

Location
Mwakaleli, Busokelo District, Tukuyu, Mbeya Region, Tanzania

Community Description
Mwatisi Secondary School is located in Busokelo District in Mwakaleli, Tukuyu, between the Livingstone and Rungwe mountain ranges, approximately three hours away from Mbeya town.

The school is a government- and community-owned day school, so funds are collected mainly from the community and the government of Tanzania.

The school community and board members consist of students, teachers, administrative staff, cooks, guards, carpenters, wardens, community leaders, and parents of students.

Problem Addressed
Students and teachers at the school need water every day for cooking and drinking. Currently, non-potable water comes from a tap on the school grounds and is disinfected by boiling. However, the tap runs dry for months at a time during the dry season (with a rainfall average of only 13 cm). Students are taken out of class to walk at least two kilometers to fetch water from the closest spring or the river, which is contaminated with debris and bacteria.

Mwatisi Secondary School Rainwater Catchment Project - Tanzania

With low access to clean water, students resort to drinking unsafe water. Practically every day, at least one sick student is sent home.

There is an average of over 60 cm of rainfall during the rainy season, but there is no capacity for water storage.

Project Description
This project is to build a rainwater catchment system at the school.

The system will consist of two 5,000 L plastic SIM tanks installed on concrete stands, a guttering system on the classroom buildings, and piping to connect the components of the system.

A committee that has been established to oversee the project, with membership including school board and community members as well as the skilled workers who will implement the project.

The concrete stands will be built at two corners of two different classroom buildings of the school. Gutters will be installed on two sides of each building. The gutter system will be made by bending aluminum roofing material to direct the water into the tanks.

The implementation will include the purchasing and transporting of materials to the school (within 1-2 weeks), construction of the tank stands and roof gutter system (within 1-2 weeks depending on the weather), and installation of tanks and water taps at the bottom of the tanks (within less than a week). There will be a day during installation and a day after the installation for an assembly to train students and teachers on the usage, conservation, and importance of water.

The tanks will be purchased from Mbeya town (3 hours away from the village) and transported by a lorry from Mbeya to Kandete village (in Mwakaleli), and then to the school.

The school’s carpenters and construction workers will be responsible for building the tank stands, installing the tanks and roof and gutter system, and for repairs and maintenance.

The community will provide transportation of all materials to the school, gravel for the stand construction, a portion of the tank costs and labor costs.

Water Charity funds will pay the remainder for the purchase of the tank, materials, and labor costs.

Mwatisi Secondary School Rainwater Catchment Project - Tanzania

Over the course of the rain season, which usually lasts about four months at a time (February to May), the tanks will be filled. The water will not require chemical treatment or boiling, but will be filtered to remove residual debris.

After the system is completed, the committee will evaluate the project and maintain the improvements through periodic checks on the tanks' water levels, cleanliness, and repairs when needed.

Project Impact
Over 500 people in the school community, including the project committee, school administrators, staff members, teachers, cooks, guards, and students, will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Belle Archaphorn

Comments
The project will make water available during the entire dry season, thereby reducing the frequency of illness caused by drinking unclean water and decreasing the amount of time students spend out of the classroom fetching water.

Dollar Amount of Project
$1,086.34

Donations Collected to Date
$715.00

Donations of $100 and over are acknowledged as follows:

Myla Long, Castro Valley, CA, USA - $400
Thiti Archaphorn, Murphy, TX, USA - $100
Victor Hangtagool, Arlington, TX, USA - $100

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Dollar Amount Needed
$371.34

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

 

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Weinde Latrine Project - Senegal

Weinde Latrine Project - Senegal
Location
Weinde, Birkilane District, Kaffrine Region, Senegal

Community Description
Weinde is a small rural community in the Kaffrine region of Senegal. There are 70 households in the village and an estimated population of 1,500. All community members participate in small holder farming; only a few community members have significant other sources of income.

Weinde Latrine Project - Senegal

Problem Addressed
Currently, only half (35) of the households in the community have a latrine. On average, there are 42 community members to each latrine in the village. Because of the high use of the existing latrines, even those built within the last few years are quickly filling and need to be replaced. Eight households report frequently defecating in the open.

A lack of proper hygiene practices contributes to the high frequency and incidence of diarrheal diseases in the community.

Project Description
This project is to build 50 latrines in the village and to implement a comprehensive hygiene campaign.

The project, known in Wolof as "Andal Setal Sunu Dekk," (Join Us-Clean Up Our Village) aims to improve local hygiene and sanitation.

The latrines will be built through PEPAM, a local latrine-building project. PEPAM builds flushing latrines in villages for the subsidized price of 15,000 cfa per latrine.

A team of masons will be hired to go to the village, where they dig the pits and assemble the latrines.

A comprehensive hygiene campaign whose aim is to increase the frequency of hygienic behaviors, such as hand washing, among villagers, will be implemented.

Community members who participate in the hygiene aspect of the project will be given a voucher for 5,000 cfa toward their latrine; the family is responsible for paying the remaining 10,000 cfa.

To receive a voucher, community members must attend a hygiene sensitization and handwashing demonstration. One male and one female member of each participating household must demonstrate proper handwashing techniques. Soap must be placed inside the latrine and a latrine cover must be ready to use.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase materials.

The community will pay 2/3 of the cost of the latrines.

Project ImpactWeinde Latrine Project - Senegal
All 1,500 people in the village will benefit from the project, which will more than double the number of latrines in the village. In addition to the construction of the new latrines, the households where there are existing latrines will benefit from the reduced traffic.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Rachel Folkerts

Comments
The project will decrease sanitation-related diseases, such as diarrhea, in the community by providing a place for sanitary defecation and by increasing handwashing behaviors through education and other actions designed to produce lasting behavior change.

Dollar Amount of Project
$520.83

Donations Collected to Date
$170.00 from the First Unitarian Society of Madison, Wisconsin.

Any contributions in excess of the Dollar Amount of Project will be allocated to other projects directed by this PCV and/or projects of other PCVs in this country.

Dollar Amount Needed
$350.83

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

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Mlevela Primary School Rainwater Catchment Project – Tanzania

Mlevela Primary School Rainwater Catchment Project – Tanzania
Location
Village of Mlevela, Njombe Region, Tanzania

Community Description
The community of Mlevela, with a population of 3,200, is largely agricultural. More than 90% of residents farm at least part time. The major crops are corn and potatoes.

Mlevela Primary School Rainwater Catchment Project – Tanzania

The community is in the region with the highest levels of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania. The villagers are very friendly people who are excited about new ideas, but rational and practical when it comes to discussion and implementation.

Mlevela Primary School serves 500 students from 4 of the 5 sub-villages into which the community has been divided.

Problem Addressed
There are 6 restrooms available to the students, 3 for boys and 3 for girls.

The school needs a water source that will support and allow for the addition of new toilets.

The current water source is a spring that is in a very steep valley. Although it is only 1 kilometer away, it is difficult to retrieve water due to the extreme slope of the walk.

Project Description
This project is to build a rainwater catchment system at the school.

The project will consist of a 3,000 liter plastic tank placed on a stand, a set of gutters attached to the roof of the school, and piping to connect the gutters to the tank and for distribution to the restrooms.

This water will be used for various school projects, but will primarily be used at the restrooms for handwashing and to clean and flush.

Mlevela Primary School Rainwater Catchment Project – TanzaniaThe platform for the tank will be built on the narrow side of the school closest to the bathrooms in order to maximize rainwater potential and shorten the length of piping to the bathrooms.

The sinks will be built out of village wood that will have weather-treated titanium shaped by village workers into a trough to catch the dirty water. The handwashing taps will be standard brass with a twist faucet to turn them on and off.

Transportation of the tank will be provided by the district agricultural officer.

The community will participate by assisting in the construction of the stand, gutters, and piping. They will also purchase the bricks and contract with and supervise the workmen.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase the tank, metal for making the gutters, piping (about 150 ft), and taps.

Project Impact
550 Students and 9 teachers will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Max Wohlgemuth

Comments
This is an important project for the health and wellbeing of the students and staff at the school

Max previously completed the KIWAMM Pump Project – Tanzania.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$160.00

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Dollar Amount Needed
$395.00

 

 

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Zoziv Secondary School Bathroom Project - Ukraine

Zoziv Secondary School Bathroom Project - Ukraine
Location
Zoziv, Lypovets Rayon, Vinnytska Oblast, Ukraine

Community Description
Zoziv is a village located in the center of the Vinnytska Oblast - the heart of Ukraine, with a population of 1,500 people. Most residents work in agriculture, or grow food in their gardens for their main source of nutrition.

Located in the village are a cultural center, a library, a church, and a bar.

Zoziv Secondary School Bathroom Project - Ukraine

There are cleared fields that are used as soccer fields with bars that are conducive to outdoor workouts. However there are no indoor exercise facilities. In a place where there are below-freezing temperatures for nearly half of the year, the limited access to indoor exercise facilities is not conducive to promoting a healthy lifestyle among Zoziv residents.

Zoziv Secondary School has 200 students, ranging from 1st to 11th form. The school has 20 classrooms, a basketball court, a dining hall, and a theater hall.

Problem Addressed
Located in the basement of the secondary school is a room with gymnastics equipment. However, it has not been in use for years due to the lack of funding for maintaining plumbing facilities. Rather, it remains locked and in a state of disrepair.

There are squat toilets in the school. However, the school remains locked once the school day ends. The entrance to the indoor workout facility and changing rooms are separate, and so it has the potential to remain open.

Project Description
This project is to install sanitation facilities in the changing rooms of the secondary school.

One toilet, one sinks, and one shower will be installed in the gymnastics hall.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase the fixtures and materials for a new toilet, sink, shower, faucet, piping, wall tiles, and flooring.

Zoziv Secondary School Bathroom Project - UkraineThe installation will be completed by community members as well as Zoziv Secondary School staff, including trained maintenance workers.

The school PE teacher will be leading the repairs in the gymnasium, and oversee the maintenance of it once completed. The students and staff will maintain the cleanliness of the facilities. Funds needed for future repairs will be raised within the community.

Project Impact
This project will directly benefit 200 students, 30 staff members, as well as members of the surrounding community, including parents who frequent the school.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Jacqueline Sloves

Comments
The project will have an immediate impact on the physical and mental health of the residents of Zoziv. With improved access to staying active in the winter months, this will help counter seasonal disorders that many experience due to inactivity and decreased sunlight in the winter.

A secondary benefit is to provide youth with a healthy alternative to going to the local cafe, where many students begin to develop addictive drinking and smoking habits from a young age.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$85.00

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Dollar Amount Needed
$470.00

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Thianguey Latrine Project, Phase 2 - Senegal

Thianguey Latrine Project, Phase 2 - Senegal
Location
Thianguey, Kedougou Region, Senegal

Community Description
Located in the southeastern corner of Senegal, 15 km from the border with Guinea and 30 kilometers from the regional capital, Thianguey is a small, primarily agricultural village.

Comprised of about 50 compounds, Thianguey spreads over 3 kilometers, with large agricultural fields in between. It is primarily made up of Guinean refugees and all are Pula Futa.

Thianguey Latrine Project, Phase 2 - Senegal

Problem Addressed

Work toward full latrine availability started with the Thianguey Latrine Project – Senegal, in which 16 latrines were built in the village.

The success of the previous project encouraged some families of recent arrivals and in the surrounding bush area to dig latrine pits as well.

Following a very successful training by La Lumiere, a new vigor to combat public health problems has arisen. Community members have been appointed 'health police' and look out for certain activities, including open-air defection (particularly inside in village.)

A recent community meeting ascertained that some areas still lack latrines, such as the village-run pre-school, the health post, the teacher's house, and 7 private residences.

In addition, a small number of latrines built in the early 1990's have begun to degrade, and are in need of repair.

Project Description
This project is to build 10 latrines and repair another 6 latrines around the village.

Thianguey Latrine Project, Phase 2 - SenegalFor the new latrines, most of the holes have already been dug.

The tools, and some left-over materials, remain from the previous project.

Six masons, who were trained in latrine masonry, led by Lamin Toure, are available to perform the work on this project.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase rebar, cement, and wire, and will pay the transportation costs and a small construction fee for the masons.

Project Impact
380 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Cameron Colliersmith

Comments
This project is the final step toward elimination of open-air defecation in the community. Along with the previous work, this will yield tremendous results in the reduction of disease due to lack of adequate sanitation.

Dollar Amount of Project
$330.00

Donations Collected to Date
$0.00

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Dollar Amount Needed
$330.00

 

 

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Ematende Protected Spring Project - Kenya

Ematende Protected Spring Project - Kenya
Location
Ematende village, Ingotse sub-location, North Butsotso location, Lurambe division, Kakamega Central district, Western Province, Kenya

Community Description
Ematende is one of nine villages that make up Ingotse sub-location in Western Province, Kenya. The patriarchal community has the common profession of farming sugar cane, maize, and millet that acts as the main source of income for families.

Ematende Protected Spring Project - Kenya

Ematende’s Village Health Committee (VHC) was formed in 2003 to address the growing concern of community health with the rise of cases of malaria and HIV/AIDS infection. The 17 men and women who comprise the VHC work closely with local Community Health Workers (CHWs) that operate under Kenya’s Ministry of Public Health. The objective of both groups is to educate and give advice on preventable diseases to improve local health starting at the home-based level.

Problem Addressed
There exists a high level of malarial cases and other water-borne illnesses like bilharzia, typhoid and dysentery. These frequent diseases create a continuing challenge of missed work, student absenteeism, health care costs, and overall mortality.

The Ministry of Health declares that an estimated 20% of all death in children under the age of 5 years is due to malaria (2006) and Nets for Life Africa reports that 170 million work days are lost annually.

Malaria is the leading disease in Ematende, affecting an average of 85 people every month. There is a 10% increase in the number of cases during the country’s rainy season from early March to September. Elevated malaria transmission occurs at this time because temperatures are high and create more water pools that provide breeding sites for the malaria vectors.

Project Description
This project is to build a protected water spring in a central location of the community.

The project will mitigate waterborne diseases by providing a resource to keep drinking water contamination to a minimum and help decrease the potential of malaria cases.

Ematende Protected Spring Project - KenyaThe local Village Health Committee has identified an existing natural spring that will be dug out and encased in waterproof concrete. An elevated metal outlet pipe provides easy access for community members, who will place their jerry-cans underneath the pipe to collect water that has not yet hit the ground, and thus has not been contaminated by standing groundwater.

The new infrastructure will be accessible to 43 households that will use it as their primary source of water. A clean water initiative will promote healthier living and sanitation to a wide audience.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase the materials to build the protected spring. The project will require 400 bricks, waterproof cement, a metal pipe, a trailer of sand, wire mesh, and the transportation of materials.

The Village Health Committee will facilitate the process by excavating the site before construction and by donating their own money to purchase the bricks needed for the foundation. In addition, they will provide their labor along with the services of a local engineer who has previous experience in building protected water springs.

Project Impact
About 250 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Latham Avery

Comments
The protected water spring will provide ready access to clean water, resulting in a decrease in the average number of malaria cases.

Latham previously completed the Bushiri Rural Health Demonstration Center Water Project – Kenya.

Dollar Amount of Project
$400.00

Donations Collected to Date
$5.00

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Dollar Amount Needed
$395.00

 

 

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St. Clement Secondary School Handwashing Station Project - Kenya

St. Clement Secondary School Handwashing Station Project - Kenya
Location
Ndalat Centre, North Nandi District, Rift Valley Province, Kenya

Community Description
Ndalat is a small village primarily composed of the Kalenjin tribe, where Kinandi and Kiswahili are the main forms of communication. The vast majority of the villagers are sustenance farmers, who focus on growing maize or corn.

The two biggest health issues that affect the community are HIV/AIDS and diarrhea, the latter due to poor water sanitation and general health practices.

St. Clement Secondary School Handwashing Station Project - Kenya

Problem Addressed
The students at St. Clement Secondary School and the neighboring Nyigoon Primary School lack the means to practice proper water sanitation through hand-washing and keeping latrines clean.

Project Description
This project is to construct 5 fully-functional handwashing stations for the regular use of students during mealtimes and after the use of a latrine.

Additionally, basic cleaning equipment will be purchased to assist in the cleaning of the latrines on the school compound, and a workshop will be held to show students how to properly wash their hands and keep their school space clean.

The community has set the groundwork for this project by constructing a basic cement structure with a draining hole.

Local community members with experience in handling cement will add an additional 15 centimeters of cement and wire mesh to the rear of the structure in order to support the water tanks. There will also be indentations made in the cement to hold bars of soap, and general repairs will be made where there has been minor damage.

St. Clement Secondary School Handwashing Station Project - KenyaFive 20-liter water tanks will be purchased and mounted on the top of the structure to complete the handwashing stations after suitable taps have been installed in them.

A small trench will be dug for the installation of a drain pipe leading away from the station to a covered pit about 10 meters deep, 5 meters from the handwashing stations. This pit has also already been dug by the school.

A basic wooden stepping bench will be constructed by another experienced community member and dug into the ground behind the handwashing stations in order to allow students to easily pour water from the nearby well into the tanks.

The community will assist in the gathering of timber for the stepping bench, the school will provide most of the sand needed, as well as absorb part of the labor and transportation costs.

Water Charity funds will be used for the purchase of materials, including 3 bags of cement, 1 bag of sand, iron wire-mesh, five 20-liter water tanks, 5 Pekler taps, 1 meter of ½- inch metal pipe, 3 meters of ¾- inch PVC pipe, as well as 3 push-broom scrubbers, detergent and hand washing soap. The brooms and detergent will be used in regular cleaning of the latrines of the two schools, to supplement the effort made in proper sanitation through hand washing.

While the majority of the construction will be completed by experienced workers from the community, the secondary school students will also participate by holding a workshop with the neighboring primary school to teach the younger students the importance of washing hands and the basics of safe and healthy practices at school.

Project Impact
A total of 483 people will benefit from this project, including 80 students from St. Clement Secondary School, about 380 students from the neighboring Nyigoon Primary School, and 23 teachers.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Tyler Kight

Comments
This is a simple but important project that will greatly improve the health and wellbeing of the students and faculty of the schools.

Dollar Amount of Project
$380.00

Donations Collected to Date
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