April and Kevin in Kuna Yala, the northeast coast of Panamá

Sunday, March 22, 2009

New Latrine at the School

The Padres de Familia group at the school recently took the initiative to dig a new pit and build a new cement block latrine at the school. Here is the not-quite-finished result.



Here is why they needed to build it.


The old one was apparently 40 years old, built when the school was in 1967. Because there are fewer students today, they only built two stalls instead of three (one of the old ones was just a shower). Luckily, no one was inside when the old one collapsed. The guy on top is removing the screws from the old roof so they can put it on the new building.
A pretty impressive planning and implementation effort for the Padres de Familia, who didn't feel like waiting for MEDUCA (Ministry of Education) to help fix the issue.

1 comment:

Ginna said...

Good for the parents -- some things are universal! The new one should be a great improvement.