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CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON NEW ABLUTION BLOCKS FOR BCHS

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Construction of new ablution blocks for Barasipo Community High School (BCHS) in Vonavona Lagoon, Western Province, has commenced successfully.

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John Nashy, builder of Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Solomon Islands, currently working on-site, confirmed work on site started on Thursday 21 March 2024.

Mr Nashy stated that work is progressing well, with construction profiling and digging of septic holes underway for new ablution blocks for both the girls’ and boys’ dormitories.

“We have made significant progress, having completed the profiling and digging of septic holes for the boys’ dormitory last week’’

‘’This week, we have commenced profiling work as well as digging of septic holes on the girls’ ablution blocks,” Mr. Nashy said.

BCHS Ablution Blocks Projects was funded by ADRA Australia under the Turn on the Tap (TOTT) Project, the ablution blocks aim to improve access to potable water, clean/safe toilets, sustainable menstrual supplies, and effective hygiene education in schools in Western Province.

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The project also prioritizes the needs of girl students and children with disabilities while enhancing the capacity of school leaders to develop and maintain infrastructure compliant with national standards and guidelines.

Mr. Nashy explained that the boys’ ablution blocks will have two toilets, while the girls’ ablution blocks will have two toilets and one shower.

“We aim to complete these projects by May or June ensuring that boarding students can begin using the ablution blocks,”

 “Next week, we anticipate visible progress in the physical construction of the ablution blocks,’’ John said.

Barasipo Community High School is owned and operated by the United Church Education Authority, offering classes from F1 to F3.

Barasipo Village is located in the beautifully Vonavona Lagoon and is one of the biggest United Church Community around the area.

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