Clean Water Initiatives
About Pagal Elementary School Water Tank Project
Pagal is one of the sitios of Barangay Shilan of the municipality of La Trinidad. It is a remote village with a total population of 527, based on the 2010 census. People in the area depend on farming for their livelihood.
Agricultural produce, mainly vegetables and flowers, are transported and sold at the town center, which is about an hour’s ride away. Sitio Pagal is accessible by public utility jeepneys.
Except for the presence of a day care center and an elementary school, there are no other government institutions in the area. For basic social services, people go to the barangay proper where a health center is located, or they go to the town center where the municipal government offices are located.
This project is to provide a water tank for Pagal Elementary School and Day Care Center.
A 10-drum plastic water tank will be purchased, installed, and connected to the water source, a spring in the mountain, through a water hose. The water can be used without treatment for domestic purposes, such as cooking and cleaning.
A base will be built approximately 8-10 feet off the ground. The supplier will deliver the tank to the site, and workers will mount it on the stand and connect the piping.
This project will benefit the 90 school children, teachers and staff of the school.
Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Amount required of Project: $555
Donations collected to date: $45