Seven schools have benefited from a Food for the Poor (Guyana) Inc Sanitation project which has been executed to the tune of some $9M.The schools include the 8th May Primary, Essequibo Coast; the Wales Community High School – West Bank Demerara; Plaisance Community High School – East Coast Demerara; St Stanislaus College – Brickdam,Dickie Moore Canadiens Jersey, Georgetown; Ann’s Grove C.H.S – East Coast Demerara; Golden Grove Secondary School – East Coast Demerara; and St George’s High –Georgetown.At the 8th May Primary School – Dartmouth, Essequibo Coast,Mike Weaver Canadiens Jersey, renovation work was carried out at a cost of $1.2 million.The work included the replacement of several toilet facilities,Jacques Plante Canadiens Jersey, construction of a concrete trestle and the procurement of a 450-gallon water tank,Justin Peters Capitals Jersey, construction of a concrete walkway leading from the school gate to the toilet facilities, and restructuring of the water system.Over at the Wales Community High School,Max Pacioretty Canadiens Jersey, two new sanitation blocks were constructed to replace the pit latrines that were being used by some 1350 children. Each block consists of four flush toilets.In addition, two water tanks were also purchased and installed. Total cost of that project was $2.2 million.At Plaisance Community High School the girls’ sanitation block was renovated: five new toilet facilities were installed,Justin Abdelkader Red Wings Jersey, the doors were repaired. The roof was also replaced and both the interior and the exterior painted.A new sanitary block was constructed for the boys,Nick Bonino Penguins Jersey, replacing the pit latrines.This new block consists of four flush toilets. Two 450-gallons water tanks were purchased and installed. A concrete walkway was also constructed. Total cost of that project is G$2.2 million.Renovation works were also undertaken at the St Stanislaus College. Several toilets were replaced in the girls’ and boys’ sanitation blocks. The roof of the boys’ sanitation block was replaced and the inside painted. Total cost of project $250,Glenn Anderson Rangers Jersey,000.Works done at Ann’s Grove Community High were similar to what was done at Wales Community High School. Two sanitation blocks were constructed, each consisting of four flush toilets. Two water tanks were also purchased and installed. Total cost – G$2.3 million dollars.The Golden Grove Secondary benefited from renovation works which include the replacing of all toilet sets in both the girls’ and boys’ sanitation blocks.All the toilets were in a state of disrepair. The interior and exterior of both blocks were painted and a 450-gallon water tank was purchased. Cost – $900,Dylan Larkin Red Wings Jersey,000.Several toilet sets were replaced in both the boys’ and girls’ dormitory at St John’s Secondary. The interior of both blocks were painted. Work was also done on the teachers’ toilet.Food For The Poor (Guyana) Inc noted that the projects were undertaken because of the unhygienic learning environment the pit latrines had created at the schools countrywide.