Providing water resources and health education to this rural school in conjunction with the Peace Corps Healthy Schools project.

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Narrative

The project start date is tentatively set for the month of Feb. Once the school year begins on about the 20th of Jan. 2012 the Peace Corps volunteers will begin the process of organizing the school and community for the construction of the facilities.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 24 Oct, 2012 Implementation Phase
    Lynn Roberts ( Agua Para La Salud (APLS) ) 17 Days after start 29 Feb, 2012

    Progress report of Empaminandes school

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    During the month of February this school project was completed in the municipality of Jacaltenango, department of Huehuetenango. The project went smoothly with the villagers cooperating in each of the schools. A few modifications to designs were made to accommodate the school conditions and perceived needs of the communities.

    Due to the changing situation in Guatemala due to increasing drug related violence and common crime Peace Corps made the decision to evacuate the Healthy Schools volunteers in the department of Huehuetenango for their safety. Peace Corps has taken a wait and sees position in this department to see if they can return the volunteers in the coming year.

    Meetings were held with the teachers and administrators of the various schools to ensure that they would continue the hygiene education in the absence of the Peace Corps volunteers.
    The notice of this evacuation took place in the middle of the construction process and APS made the decision to complete the work since the majority of the materials were delivered and masons hired to complete the work.

  • Implementation Phase Project started on 12 Feb, 2012 Preparation Phase

Providing water resources and health education to this rural school in conjunction with the Peace Corps Healthy Schools project.

Narrative

The project start date is tentatively set for the month of Feb. Once the school year begins on about the 20th of Jan. 2012 the Peace Corps volunteers will begin the process of organizing the school and community for the construction of the facilities.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The Peace Corps volunteer will sign a maintenance contract with the school that will name specific individuals who will be responsible for maintaining the facilities installed. The contract will also outline the method of collecting funds for the maintenance.
Peace Corps was leaving the area for security concerns , but had meetings with the community and teachers to leave behind an organization of teachers and parents to continue the hygiene education until such time as Peace Corps would return.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

The school had decided after receiving funds that they did not have room for a storage tank and wanted to repair an existing tank at the rear of the school. The tank was inspected and found to be sound. Repairs were made to the tank to make it more sanitary for water storage. Instead of building a tank style hand washing station a 9 faucet wall style hand washing station was built.

Impact

People Impacted: 468

School Children Getting Water: 468

People Getting Other Benefits: 468

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $100

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The Peace Corps volunteer will sign a maintenance contract with the school that will name specific individuals who will be responsible for maintaining the facilities installed. The contract will also outline the method of collecting funds for the maintenance.
Peace Corps was leaving the area for security concerns , but had meetings with the community and teachers to leave behind an organization of teachers and parents to continue the hygiene education until such time as Peace Corps would return.

Funding

Funded:
$1,950
Community:
$350
Final Cost:
$2,300

Plan/Proposal