This project provided hygiene education, clean water filters, water testing, monitoring and follow up for 16 schools in the Corail commune. Teachers were trained to teach students proper hygiene and sanitation as well.

Narrative

Corail residents on the mainland have two limited water sources of poor quality and no treatment system in place. Bio Sand filters in the schools will give students access to safe water and greatly reduce disease. The intervention also includes hygiene and basic sanitation components, which will empower these schools in Corail through education and training in essential preventive public health measures such as hand-washing.

There was a delay in the start of this project as the transportation of filters and materials to Corail was difficult to arrange. A boat is needed to get to this Corail. Arrangements fell though a few times and the boat that was arranged to transport materials was in need of repairs.

The January earthquake also caused a delay as our project staff was greatly affected. Immediately following the earthquake they helped others at clinics, installed water filters, and shortly after started delivering water to 80,000 people a day in Port au Prince and Cite Soleil.

13 schools were indicated in the proposal however PWW was able to serve 16 schools because three of the sites are shared by two different schools. One uses the building in the am and the other in the pm. The schools have separate teachers/administration/enrollments. They just share the same building.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 9 May, 2010 Implementation Phase
    Carolyn Meub ( Pure Water for the World ) 9 Days after start 8 May, 2010

    Monitoring and follow up-

    Status: Complete - Successful

    The final days consisted of monitoring the start up of the project and following up on the filters and education. The teachers and children are very excited to have these filters and education materials.

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    Carolyn Meub ( Pure Water for the World ) 5 Days after start 4 May, 2010

    Filter installation

    Status: In-progress

    - Filter installation in 16 schools began shortly following the teacher training. The bio sand filters have been proven to work effectively and the installation went smoothly. These schools now have access to clean, safe drinking water as well as proper hygiene education.

    13 schools called for in proposal, however PWW was able to serve 16 schools because three of the sites are shared by two different schools. One uses the building in the am and the other in the pm. The schools have separate teachers/administration/enrollments. They just share the same building.

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    Carolyn Meub ( Pure Water for the World ) 2 Days after start 1 May, 2010

    Teacher training-

    Status: In-progress

    Teacher training commenced shortly after the filters were delivered. Teachers or principals from each school must attend the 2.5 training which covers hygiene education, sanitation and filter maintenance. Once the teachers past the exam at the end of the training Pure Water was able to give them their hygiene training materials. These teachers are now teaching proper hygiene and sanitation methods to their students.

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    Carolyn Meub ( Pure Water for the World ) Less Than A Minute after start 29 Apr, 2010

    Delivery of filters and other materials

    Status: In-progress

    There was a delay in the start of this project as the transportation of filters and materials to Corail was difficult to arrange. A boat is needed to get to this Corail. Arrangements fell though a few times and the boat that was arranged to transport materials was in need of repairs.

    The January earthquake also caused a delay as our project staff was greatly affected. Immediately following the earthquake they helped others at clinics, installed water filters, and shortly after started delivering water to 80,000 people a day in Port au Prince and Cite Soleil.

    Many seacraft were destroyed during the quake, making it very difficult to secure a boat and to do so at a resonable cost. Once a boat was secured, the journey to Corail began with a 3 day boat trip to transport the filters to Jeremie, Haiti. The filters were then transported 8 hours to Corail. There is no ground transportation available in either location so the filters were loaded onto wagons and wheelbarrows and transported by foot.

    Once the filters were delivered preperations were made to start installation and the training of the teachers and principals.

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  • Implementation Phase Project started on 29 Apr, 2010 Preparation Phase

This project provided hygiene education, clean water filters, water testing, monitoring and follow up for 16 schools in the Corail commune. Teachers were trained to teach students proper hygiene and sanitation as well.

Narrative

Corail residents on the mainland have two limited water sources of poor quality and no treatment system in place. Bio Sand filters in the schools will give students access to safe water and greatly reduce disease. The intervention also includes hygiene and basic sanitation components, which will empower these schools in Corail through education and training in essential preventive public health measures such as hand-washing.

There was a delay in the start of this project as the transportation of filters and materials to Corail was difficult to arrange. A boat is needed to get to this Corail. Arrangements fell though a few times and the boat that was arranged to transport materials was in need of repairs.

The January earthquake also caused a delay as our project staff was greatly affected. Immediately following the earthquake they helped others at clinics, installed water filters, and shortly after started delivering water to 80,000 people a day in Port au Prince and Cite Soleil.

13 schools were indicated in the proposal however PWW was able to serve 16 schools because three of the sites are shared by two different schools. One uses the building in the am and the other in the pm. The schools have separate teachers/administration/enrollments. They just share the same building.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

By teaching proper hygiene and sanitation practices, this ensures that the health of these children is bettered for years to come, thus making a sustainable project. Also included is filter monitoring and random water testing to ensure that the filters are being used properly.

Teacher training commenced shortly after the filters were delivered. Teachers or principals from each school must attend the 2.5 training which covers hygiene education, sanitation and filter maintenance. Once the teachers past the exam at the end of the training Pure Water was able to give them their hygiene training materials. These teachers are now teaching proper hygiene and sanitation methods to their students.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

The challenges of the project included the post earthquake disruption of virtually all services in Haiti. This project was scheduled to be done in February 2010 but was delayed due to the overwhelming difficulties after the quake and the complete absorption of all PWW resources for emergency relief in PAP. Many seacraft were destroyed during the quake making it very difficult to secure services of a boat to make the trip and to do so at a reasonable cost. The cost of all services in PAP soared in the months after the quake as demand greatly outweighed supply.

Further challenges included the extreme remoteness and difficulty getting to both areas. The journey involved a three day boat trip to transport the filters to Jeremie, Haiti. Then the filters were transported to 8 hrs to Corail. There is no ground transportation available in either location so the filters were loaded onto wagons and wheelbarrows at the beach and transported by foot. The terrain was rough, steep and the filters each weigh 300 lbs without the sand making it very difficult. It was also a challenge to securely store the materials in Corail and to find local laborers to assist in the land transport of the materials.

Impact

People Impacted: 3104

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 3104

3,104 students in 16 schools in Corail,

School Children Getting Water: 3104

16 schools in Corail received filters thus impacting 3,104 school children and their teachers

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $435

Creating and measuring long-term impact

By teaching proper hygiene and sanitation practices, this ensures that the health of these children is bettered for years to come, thus making a sustainable project. Also included is filter monitoring and random water testing to ensure that the filters are being used properly.

Teacher training commenced shortly after the filters were delivered. Teachers or principals from each school must attend the 2.5 training which covers hygiene education, sanitation and filter maintenance. Once the teachers past the exam at the end of the training Pure Water was able to give them their hygiene training materials. These teachers are now teaching proper hygiene and sanitation methods to their students.

Funding

Funded:
$3,902
Final Cost:
$3,902
$3,902:
Blue Planet Network

Plan/Proposal