Clean Water Initiatives
About La Trinidad National High School Water Tank Project
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.
The 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.
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.
500 students and 21 teachers and employees will benefit from this project.
Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Amount required of Project: $500
Donations collected to date: $400
To read about the conclusion of the project, click here.