Tomás Pacay Mendoza is the manager of Pueblo a Pueblo's Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools project. This summer, he visited Agua Escondida to meet with its brand-new group of Hygiene Helpers: students who will work alongside faculty to promote healthy habits at their school.
These twelve students were selected by their teachers because they are active, enthusiastic, and invested in making their school a better place. The new ambassadors met with Tomás during his visit to learn more about their roles and responsibilities as Hygiene Helpers.
For now, the lower school Hygiene Helpers have to point their fellow students toward a temporary handwashing station made of a water cooler positioned over a plastic basin. While the school’s upper level got a makeover by the WASH project earlier this year, the lower school is waiting on a second phase of construction. With your support, Pueblo a Pueblo will initiate phase two and rebuild a bank of bathroom stalls in Agua Escondida’s lower level. The new facility will include boys’ stalls, girls’ stalls, and a fully functional handwashing station.