WASH is the collective term for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Due to their interdependent nature, these three core issues are grouped together. While each a separate field of work, each is dependent on the presence of the other. For example, without toilets, water sources become contaminated; without clean water, basic hygiene practices are not possible.
Five months after the devastating earthquakes that affected the state of Oaxaca México and despite the government efforts to assure that all students from the damage areas can attend school on a regular basis, there are still a significant number of children that cannot assist to school due to lack of infrastructure, water and sanitation among other things.
This specific UNICEF WASH project will build temporary class rooms for the 320 students from Vicente Guerrero elementary school (municipality of Santa María Huamelula) & Cuauhtémoc Elementary School (municipality of San Pedro Comitancillo).
“I feel very honored and grateful to work for a company that supports, and empowers us to participate in this type of projects, it gives all of us at SPT a greater sense of belonging knowing that though our work we can help the less fortunate. We are very excited for the Oaxaca elementary students that will soon have classrooms”. stated Grace Sepúlveda SPT Director.
The project will take three months and it will be coordinated by UNICEF with the IEEPO, school principals, PA (parents’ association) among with the local municipalities authorities to assure a successful outcome of the project. The quality and execution of the plan will be supervised by a team of experts that will be situated in the state of Oaxaca and in the UNICEF México City offices. Regular on-site visits will be done to assure that the established quality assurance standards as well as the completion time are meet.
For more information please read the link UNICEF WASH
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“Sirenis Hotels & Resorts loves helping children, so we are very happy that the 320 students from the two elementary schools from Oaxaca will have classrooms that at least meet the basics necessities of the UNICEF WASH program”. Stated Toni Riera, Sirenis Hotels & Resorts Caribbean Director.