Since publishing the project, the funds we have raised have been insufficient to fully implement the envisioned program components; moreover, there has been a delay in the resumption of in-person classes due to a surge in COVID-19. Once funds are sufficient and the process of returning to the classroom begins in earnest, the foundation is prepared to go forward with this important aid to young people special needs. In the meantime, we continue to actively lay the groundwork for aspects of the project:
ü We are preparing a series of hygiene workshops for teachers and administrators aimed at integrating hygiene into the classroom and overall curriculum, slated to begin later this month. This will be done in cooperation with Pure Water for the World, a Vermont-based nonprofit dedicated to improving access to clean water and hygiene training in some of the most impoverished areas of the world.
ü We have been in consultations with an engineer from the USA who specializes in water delivery systems to ensure that the system enhancements are efficient, cost-effective, and durable. He has agreed to waive his usual consultant fee.
Although the original projected timeline for the project was not possible due to the reality of the situation, we remain hopeful in our ability to secure funds and confident in our ability to deliver the upgrades and training this institution so badly needs.
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