Posted by: toobeeman | March 28, 2013

Conclusion of St. Francis School for the Blind Latrine and Water Storage Project – Uganda

The story below was copied from http://appropriateprojects.com/node/1511

 

Conclusion of St. Francis School for the Blind Latrine and Water Storage Project – UgandaThis project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Chelsea Milko. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to renovate the latrines and install a rainwater harvesting tank at the school.

Chelsea reports:

The project has been completed. The school was able to install its 500 liter rainwater tank and a boys latrine stall in an area that had been unused for some time.

We purchased a hand pump and pipes, constructed a metal tower and concrete platform to set the tank on, and replaced an old metal latrine cistern with a longer-lasting ceramic one.

Conclusion of St. Francis School for the Blind Latrine and Water Storage Project – UgandaNow, the visually-impaired male students are using the refurbished latrine and washing their hands with clean rainwater piped in from the tank. Hygiene at the school has improved greatly because of access to clean water and useable latrines.

Eyalama noi (thank you) Water Charity for helping us serve the needs of our students by providing them with a more hygienic, water-smart environment.

We are grateful to Chelsea, who was able to complete this project despite administrative delays and illness. We again extend our thanks to CannedWater4Kids for providing the funding.

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