The miracle continues of bringing sanitation to the school! Soon students and staff will have 12 functioning bathrooms at the school and 2 showers available to those living on campus.
The UTO grant awarded this summer to South Florida Haiti Project is specifically for this bathroom project as well as piping clean, potable water into the community.
The bathroom project is utilizing water from the wells drilled in 2017 which were disappointingly not potable; however, now blessing is found from this water for essential sanitation.
Work is progressing and the bathrooms are expected to be complete near the end of March. The potable water project will then begin.
Some have remarked how high the building is and wondered if it was two stories. The building is elevated in order to accomodate the septic tank underneath it above-ground because the architect determined it was better than burying it at the depth that would be necessary for correct drainage.
“Access to safe water and adequate sanitation services has proved to be one of the most efficient ways of improving human health. [It also] has other important benefits ranging from the easily identifiable and quantifiable (costs avoided and time saved) to the more intangible and difficult-to-measure (convenience, well-being, dignity, privacy, and safety).” -- UN World Water Development Report