plan 172Kanaquil School Hygiene Project

Summary

The primary hand-washing station and the pre-primary bathroom will be repaired. Additionally a hand-washing station with three taps in height adequate for the pre-primary children will be installed.

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Background

The school “Escuela Oficial Rural Mixta Kanaquil” is located in KANAQUIL a community in the Municipality of Nebaj. Nebaj belongs to the so-called Ixil-Triangle in the Department of El Quiché in Guatemala, Central America. The community Kanaquil is located approximately 17 km north-west of Nebaj. The village is accessible via a dust road from Nebaj throughout the year. Set amid a mountainous landscape, the climate is cold, humid and rainy.

The primary school has a sink for hand-washing, which is in bad shape. The pre-primary school 100m up the hill has flush toilets in need to be repaired and no hand-washing facilities whatsoever.

The school has two three cabin bathrooms for the primary school and one three cabin bathroom for the pre-primary school. The primary school’s bathrooms are in good conditions, but the hand-washing station lacks maintenance.

The pre-primary school’s bathroom has been badly installed and therefore leaks. A low height hand-washing station close to the pre-primary bathroom would improve the hand-washing quote after usage of bathroom.

With regards to other NGOs working in the region, the Guatemalan organization FIS has built a number of water systems, and completed several latrine projects. Additionally, UNIPAR and SOLIDARIDAD INTERNACIONAL have also completed projects in the area. Unfortunately, many projects were stand-alone, and little follow up work has been undertaken, especially in terms of water system maintenance and repair.

Location

Kanaquil, Municipality of Nebaj, El Quiche Department, Guatemala

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Focus

Primary Focus: Sanitation - Schools
Secondary Focus: Water station for other use

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 0

School Children Getting Water: 0

People Getting Sanitation: 180

The project will be executed on the premises of the local school in which 7 teachers educate 173 children, thereof 88 boys and 85 girls.

People Getting Other Benefits: 600

The community consists of 72 households with a total of approximately 600 inhabitants.

We build working relationships with the communities while providing access to water for all members within the community. Our goal is good health for the communities in which we work, therefore health and hygiene promotions are an integral part of each project. To further improve the health and hygiene for children APS carries out specific projects providing appropriate sanitation (hand-washing stations and latrines or flush toilets with septic tanks) to schools in the communities.

Application Type: Project Funding

Start Date: 2009-06-01

Completion Date: 2009-09-30

Technology Used:

The primary hand-washing station and the pre-primary bathroom will be repaired. Additionally a hand-washing station with three taps in height adequate for the pre-primary children will be installed.

Phases:

Yes, in approximately two weeks.

Community Organization:

Unskilled laborers of the community, most probably parents of the school children, will help the masons working for Agua Para La Salud with construction.

Government Interaction:

Ancillary activities:

Other Issues:

Maintenance Revenue:

Government provides basic funding for school maintenance along with yearly contribution from parents.

Maintenance Cost: $10

Metrics:

Prior art before metrics

Cost: $1,000

See attached.

Co Funding Amount: $0

Community Contribution Amount: $190

Unskilled labor (3 men per mason),
equivalent to Q 1,500.00 / US$ 190.36;
wood, rock.

Fund Requested: $1,000

Implementing Organization:

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    review of sister application

    Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

    Since APLS has submitted 6 applications for school projects, only one application will be reviewed and the rest will inherit the fate of the reviewed one: http://peerwater.org/apps/171-Chajul-School-Hygiene-Project

    Since APLS has submitted 6 applications for school projects, only one application will be reviewed and the rest will inherit the fate of the reviewed one: http://peerwater.org/apps/171-Chajul-School-Hygiene-Project

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Name Status Completion Date Amount Assigned
Kanaquil School Hygiene Project Complete - Successful Jul 2009 $1,000