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Providing sustainable access to water and sanitation is one of Rotary’s six Areas of Focus.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Nine Schools

Provide clean water with storage tank, WASH stations, Build toilets (latrines) and drainage system.

This grant will support nine elementary public schools in the Sumpango municipality only 35 miles from Guatemala City. Water and sanitation continues to be a serious problem causing health issues and high level of absenteeism. Thousands of children suffer in silence due to the high level of poverty, lack of adequate sanitary facilities. It is imperative to improve the sanitary conditions of the schools and provide them a reliable and pure source of water. This will be done by laying new pipes from a deep city well or shallow spring well using either gravity or pumps. Storage tank will be installed where necessary. None of the schools visited has neither adequate toilets nor appropriate wash stations. New flush toilets (latrines) will replace the simple and rudimentary sanitary facilities. Water quality needs to be improved by use of chlorination and/or water filters. Educating the community about health and hygiene will also be conducted.

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Start: 18 January 2012
End:  18 January 2012
Created: 02 May 2012
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Water and sanitation
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Narayan Murarka, Barrington Breakfast| (contact)
Huntley, IL, USA (Rotary Club)
Geneva, IL, USA (Rotary Club)
Quad Cities (R.I.-Moline Milan E. Mol.), IL, USA (Rotary Club)
Barrington Breakfast, IL, USA (Rotary Club)
Dartmouth, NS, Canada (Rotary Club)
Carpentersville Morning, IL, USA (Rotary Club)
Guatemala Sur, Guatemala (Rotary Club)
Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers, IL, USA (Rotary Club)
Algonquin, IL, USA (Rotary Club)
Mount Prospect/Prospect Heights, IL, USA (Rotary Club)
Waukegan, IL, USA (Rotary Club)
West Chicago, IL, USA (Rotary Club)
Cape Girardeau County, MO, USA (Rotary Club)
Evanston Lighthouse, IL, USA (Rotary Club)
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