La Trinidad National High School Water Tank Project – Philippines

La Trinidad National High School Water Tank Project – PhilippinesLocation
Barangay Lubas, La Trinidad Municipality, Benguet Province, Island of Luzon, Philippines

Community Description
Lubas, La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines is a small community with about 2,000 residents. People are mainly farmers, and it is a big struggle for them to send their kids to school. Thus, students go to school with a very minimal allowance, or none at all.

The community is a bit far from the main town and most people walk as their means of transportation. Children would normally do the same going to school. The community is an amalgamation of blue and white-collar job people, but most are below the middle class.

La Trinidad National High School is located in Barangay Lubas. It is served by a common water supply pipe that passes through the community.

La Trinidad National High School Water Tank Project – PhilippinesThe school has one old water tank, which takes time to fill up. During the summer dry season there are periods of water shortage, and the single tank is insufficient for the school’s needs.

Project Description
This project is to build a second water tank for the school, to be used to supply the teaching kitchen, where the water will be used for drinking and cooking, and the bathrooms, where the water will be used for hygiene and sanitation.

After purchasing the materials, the school’s Parent Teachers Association will use available equipment, such as the school’s welding machine, to fabricate a stand for the water tank. The tank will then be installed and connected to the water source and to the school distribution system.

Water Charity funds will pay for the materials, including steel bars, cement, gravel and sand, galvanized iron pipe, fittings and faucets, and the 10-drum plastic water tank.

La Trinidad National High School Water Tank Project – PhilippinesThe labor will be provided by the community and teachers, as will the food for the workers.

Project Impact
500 students and 21 teachers and employees will benefit from this project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Steven Klimberg

Comments
The project will provide an ample supply of water for the needs of the students during the entire year, and will have an impact on the health and wellbeing of the students and staff.

Dollar Amount of Project
$500.00

Donations Collected to Date
$400.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$100.00 - This project has received major funding through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of additional donations from the friends, family, and supporters of the Peace Corps Volunteer.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify the Peace Corps Volunteer of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by the PCV and/or those of other PCVs in the country of service.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

Conclusion of La Trinidad National High School Water Tank Project – Philippines

Conclusion of La Trinidad National High School Water Tank Project – PhilippinesThis project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Steven Klimberg. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to build a water tank for the school, to be used to supply the teaching kitchen and the bathrooms.

Steven reports:

The local Rotary Club helped with the project planning and implementation. The project was completed according to plan, and is now serving the needs of the school.

We bought the supplies and tank at a discounted price from a hardware store owned by a Rotarian. We then had to wait for the tank and supplies to be delivered to the school.

Once everything was delivered we began to fabricate the stand for the water tank. Then, we had to wait for the rain to stop so we could cement the area where the water tank would be located.

We then put the stand in place and connected the pipes, so that the water would flow. We did all of this work on weekends when school was not in session.

Thanks to you, our school now has a needed second water tank. One of the MAPEH teachers said, “This project will be of a great help to this school!” The school and community are very thankful to your organization.

Maraming Salamat Po!(Much Thanks!),

We are grateful to Steven for completing this important project. We are also grateful to the Elmo Foundation for providing the major funding for the project.

Conclusion of La Trinidad National High School Water Tank Project – PhilippinesConclusion of La Trinidad National High School Water Tank Project – Philippines