Donations designated for the Construction of Elementary School Bathrooms in Guatemala, will be used to cover the installation of doors at the entrance of each bathroom stall and at the storage room of the already built bathroom facility at an elementary school in San Andres Xecul, Guatemala.
While serving as a volunteer in Guatemala, and with the help of the educational community, evacuted RPCV Alex conducted a 100-point assessment to determine which schools were in best or worst condition with regards to sanitation and hygiene. After the assessment, Alex and his community counterparts came to the conclusion that the two elementary schools in the rural village of Nimasac scored the lowest due to lack of assistance from the local government. Therefore, they began a participatory community based project in this village to fundraise for the construction of new bathrooms at one of the schools. The current bathrooms at the school were unsanitary and often unusable.
With the help of a grant through Peace Corps, there are now 6 brand new bathroom stalls at the school, with working toilets separated by gender, which feature walls, ceiling, paint, and the addition of a new storage unit in the back for trash. However, due to the global Peace Corps evacuation, this project lost its funding and construction was halted. The facility is still missing doors and a window. Once completed these bathrooms will provide a clean, sanitary environment for the students to stay healthy, attend class more often and learn about the importance of hygiene.
Alex currently lives in Michigan.
NPCA invests 85 percent of the total donations directly to support this project and 15 percent where needed most to support service administration and our overall mission.