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Colin O'Brien - Bajkaj Village School Bathroom Project in Albania

Fully Funded

This Project is fully funded! Please check back for project updates and for a full report once the project is complete.


Donations designated for Bajkaj Village School Bathroom Project will be used to remodel and repair the bathroom facilities at the Bajkaj Village school. The small village of Bajkaj, in southern Albania, is home to 60 children ages K-8. The Bajkaj village school has five rooms that each of the grades share in shifts. The school currently does not have a functioning

Through careful planning and discussion with the school faculty and local government, a project proposal was created to remodel the schools bathroom. The remodel will provide functioning toilets, doors that shut, running water, and will help educate the school and community about hygiene, puberty, and sanitation. These efforts were designed to help make students and staff, especially females, feel more comfortable and safe using the facilities, so that they do not have to leave the school premises and will reduce the number of absences from school.

Colin and his host community in Albania, were awarded a PCPP grant during his service, but upon Colin being evacuated the grant was dissolved.  Colin currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.

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.

Funded: $3,338.91
Goal: $2,875.00