UMCOR 2018-2019

Posted on: December 23, 2016

Fundación Ingenieros en Acción (FIEA – Bolivia), in partnership with the Methodist Church of Bolivia (IEMB) which is the primary partner in the country on this project and in the scope of intervention of the United Methodist Committee on Relief program 2018-2019 (UMCOR), which is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church (UMC), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization operated under the auspices of the General Board of Global Ministries, worked to implement the technical objectives (to get improved sanitation facilities and improving water sources) in the Andino school, place that there were too few restrooms to serve the quantity of the students, teachers, and administration staff properly. This resulted in long student lines at the playtime waiting to use a toilet, especially girl students.

There were also too few hand washing stations for the number of students at the school reasons for that the achieved project includes water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) improvements at the Andino Methodist school, which involved collecting data, processing the information, designing (sanitation and rain water, architectural, electrical, structural and potable water design which includes 2 subsystems with a direct inlet and a tank water inlet that will guarantee the water supply in the facilities), procuring, inviting, advertising the services and materials for the construction, coordinating, and supervising the construction of the facilities (1 boys toilet 1 boys urinal, 3 girls toilet, 2 teachers and staff toilet and 6 hand washing stations) in the U.E. Metodista Andino in El Alto city, La Paz, Bolivia.