Clean Water Initiatives

About Santa Teresa Elementary School Sanitation Project

Malilipot, Albay Province, Philippines

Community Description
Malilipot is a rural community located between Legazpi and Tabaco City. Within Malilipot, the Barangay (community) of Santa Teresa is just outside of the 6 km range of the perfectly cone-shaped Mayon volcano. Many children and families in the community are living below the poverty line, and so it is a central location which Children International serves.


Since Santa Teresa is so close to the base of the Mayon volcano, it is often subject to calamities including landslides and flooding. Santa Teresa Elementary School serves as an educational center for the community. In addition, it serves as an evacuation facility during times of disruption when local families have been displaced.

Two buildings at the school do not have restrooms, creating a burden on students staff, and visitors.

Project Description
This project is to construct 2 restrooms at the school.

Each 2-unit restroom, with floor area 1.5 x 1.80 meters, will be attached at the back of a classroom. It will have a single septic tank that will be constructed of concrete hollow blocks.

Project Impact
This project will benefit 333 children enrolled at the school, including 197 sponsored children. Also receiving benefit will be the 2 teacher-advisers of the classrooms, parents during Homeroom PTA activities, community residents during school affairs, and the general public during relocation/evacuation.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Chris Economon

Project Cost
Amount required of Project: $555
Donations collected to date: $0

To read about the conclusion of the project, click here.


$20 of $555 raised
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Donation Total: $20

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