This project will repair and refurbish 2 bathrooms (one for girls and another for boys with 5 stalls each). This implies purchasing a water tank, 6 toilets, 3 dry urinals, 6 hand basins, and 10 stalls, in addition to tiles on walls and installation costs. The bathroom will be used by an average of 250 students each year who use our education facility on a daily basis. Hygiene should not be a privilege but is rather a basic part of education!
HECAT was conceived during the Mexican Narco War (in 2011) to give hope to our region by providing high-quality education and nutrition to children from low-income families. One of the most prestigious schools in the region, The American School of Torreon, generously donated its abandoned facilities to give life to this project. However, its facilities are several decades old and are now decaying. The most urgent of the repairs we need is to have functional and clean restrooms for our children.
This project will repair and refurbish 2 bathrooms (one for girls and one for boys with 5 stalls each). This implies purchasing a water tank, 7 toilets, 3 dry urinals, 6 hand basins, and 10 stalls, replacing tiles, installation and plumbing costs. This will meet the ablution needs of the children in our elementary school section. The restrooms we intend to repair are also the closest restrooms to our cafeteria so they will benefit the dental and general health of our entire school.
The bathroom will be used by an average of at least 250 students each year who use our education facility on a daily basis. The children using our educational facility will learn good health, hygiene practices and the value of water. They will take these practices home and teach other family members. Children will become healthier due to better hygiene and this will increase their school attendance. Hygiene should not be a privilege but it is rather a basic part of education!