This spring, contractors tore down a bank of broken, unused toilets and built a new bank of stalls in their place. The girls' side has three new toilets and a handwashing station, and the boys' side has two new toilets, a urinal, and a new handwashing station. These new facilities will double the number of working toilets at the school, creating a safer and healthier learning environment for the students of Agua Escondida — certainly a reason to celebrate!
During the ceremony, school administrators honored Tomás and Pueblo a Pueblo Administrative Director Ana Cabrera. After brief remarks from a variety of school and community leaders, the ceremony moved outside to the new bathrooms, decorated for the occasion by members of a local community group. The school’s principal then invited Ana to cut the ribbon on the new facilities before unlocking the doors so that students could get a look inside.
We were able to complete Phase I thanks to donors like you — now we need your help to carry out Phase II! Thank you for believing in the power of proper sanitation to keep kids happy, healthy, and learning every day.