Project Location: Pochaiv site, Ukraine
Project Type: Water, Health Care
Project Code: UPP0520B

Background: Run by "World for Children" organization, Pochaiv sponsor site was established in 1999 and is made up of 1990 sponsored children split among three sub sites.

Chalice community projects - School sewage system upgrade, UkraineTheir mission is to serve people by helping them overcome poverty through education, formation of Chalice family circles, budget planning, and skills training. The site supports children in both large urban centres and small rural villages, where many of the families survive on small scale agriculture with limited incomes. Through Chalice programs, including the gift catalogue, Pochaiv sponsor site supports orphanages and many schools throughout the area.

The Lisnyi Khlibychyn Village School has 300 (120 sponsored) students. Its existing sewage system was built in the 1960s and is outdated and not functional. Currently the old corroded piping does not provide sewage outflow, which means the school is forced to use a cesspool, which has to be cleaned manually twice a week. This old system is also polluting the local body of water. The school has been receiving insufficient funding due to high levels of inflation, rising prices, and ongoing military operations in the country. Very limited funds are being allocated for repairs, which is why the school and local community have requested the support of Chalice to upgrade the sewage system.

Project Objectives: The overall goal of this project is to improve the sanitary conditions of the school by upgrading the sewage system. This will involve replacing 350m of local underground purification pipes, ensuring a proper connection to the existing self-alloy network. Sewage storage tanks will also be replaced and a wastewater purification system installed. In addition, the electrical system will be upgraded and a security fence built.

This project will benefit the 300 students (120 sponsored) in the school. Since this school is also used for commmunity meetings and events, this project will also benefit 560 family members and 2320 non sponsored community members.

Budget in Canadian Funds: $79,578.00

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Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other community projects/programs that may arise.
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