The Rotary Club of Yorkton in partnership with Rotary District 5550 Ripple Effect - Guatemala, the Community of Barrio La Cienaga, the Guatemalan Municipality of Gualan, and the Guatemalan Department of Zaccapa, undertook a project to build a girls washroom building, refurbishing three 3 boys toilet  stalls, installing new hand washing stations as well as refurbishing the washroom stall for kindergarten students.

 

The interior of the facility is ceramic tiles on the floor and walls for approximately two meters up the walls. The ceramic tiles can be easily cleaned and will improve the health and hygiene of the children.

 

The project included training in the proper use, cleaning and maintenance of the washrooms to the students, teachers, and community leaders. The washrooms were  connected to municipal sewer and water.

 

The municipality, community and Rotary Club of Gualan contributed Q37,000 or 40% of the cost of the project.
 
The balance of funding was provided via Rotary District 5550 - Ripple Effect Guatemala Project by Rotary Club of Yorkton and individual club members, Rotary Club of Bolton and the Canadian Rotary  Collaboration for International Development (CRCID), an enduring and productive International Development Collaboration partnership between Rotary International (Canada) and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and International Development - Canada .

 

Total Cost of the Project: Q 88,606 or  $11,814 US  or $15,948  CDN

The Municipality, Community and RC of Gualan contributed Q 37,000 or 40% of the cost of the project.

 
The project was completed in September 2016 and the Grand Opening was held on October 10th.
 
Rotarian Representatives in attendance for the Grand Opening: Deb and Gord LeMaistre, Colin and Brenda Taylor from the Rotary Club of Meewasin and John and Rowena Berringer from the Rotary Club of Kenora. 
 
The Grand opening included student skits that were very entertaining, as well the speeches from the Mayor, the Principal, the President of the Rotary Club of Gualan, the students and parent committee chair.
 
The project was completed on budget and the students, teachers, principal and parents are very thankful and appreciative of your support for this global water and sanitation initiative.