SHaRM PIKININI ECOLE FOUNDATION WITH
FERNANDO’S TILING SERVICES AND VILA MODERN TILES
Suango Mele Primary School – Toilet Block Refurbishment
Toilet block refurbishment underway – October 2015
Report dated: 24 November 2015
Prepared by : SHaRM Pikinini Ecole Foundation for Ministry of Education PO Box 128, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Ph: (+678) 7788224
Post-Pam April 2015
A working group of Ratua Foundation, Cyrille Mainguy and for Association de Mele and SHaRM Pikinini Ecole Foundation met post-PAM with the School Board, School Headmaster and Executive for the School as to how we could jointly assist Suango Mele Primary School with reconstruction on the school buildings damaged by Cyclone PAM. A plan was formulated for the reconstruction subject to fundraising by the various groups involved.
Following is a plan and layout of the School and identification that four toilets which were intermittently working were insufficient for a school roll of 400 students. The refurbishment of the block of four toilets and a shower, which is the subject of this report, was identified by SHaRM as one of the areas which could be immediately repaired.
SHaRM Pikinini Ecole Foundation was approached by Fernando Goncalves and via his companies Fernando’s Tiling Services and Vila Modern Tiles he suggested they could assist the group with refurbishment of the various projects which the Group were achieving at Suango Mele Primary School by their company offering tiling or other project assistance.
On review by SHaRM, the status of the only toilet and shower ablution block at Suango School for 400 children comprised four toilet suites and one disused shower.
Following Cyclone PAM, and following inspection by SHaRM, issues identified :
- the pump was not working;
- the toilets on most days would not work requiring students to bucket water into the toilets to make them flush;
- the shower did not work and was minus the shower rose; and
- there was constant leakage of water into the toilet areas both inside and outside of the water lines leading wastage of water and unsanitary water lying in and around the toilet
SHaRM arranged for the school to contact a plumber and discussions were made to provide a quotation for work and repairs to be done in the interim.
A SHaRM member then met with Fernando Goncalves to inspect the area and it was confirmed that his company would refurbish the toilet area and this work they would undertake free of charge to the project for both labour and tiles. The only cost to the project would be the plumbing, wall glue and grout and painting which costs would be met by SHaRM.
Prior to refurbishing, SHaRM members had a local plumber for Suango, Joshua Iahiato undertake the repair and maintenance to the toilet suites, repair the water leakages and ensure all toilets were working and flushing. Repairs were also made to the shower so that it was again in working condition plus a new shower rose was installed.
Prior to the work commencing, the toilet area was then high pressure cleaned and sanitised by a SHaRM team member ensuring a clean and sanitary area was available for the new tiling work to commence.
The refurbishment work commenced on 29th September 2015 and the tiling was completed on 2nd October 2015. During this period we arranged for two port-a-loos supplied by Pacific Supplies (Frank Steux ) which enabled the school to operate during the period the school toilets were being refurbished.
Following completion of the work, Thomson Septic Services undertook cleaning of the port- a-loos prior to them being collected by Pacific Supplies.
To both these companies, SHaRM and the school management were very grateful for the service you provided either free of charge or at an agreed discount rate enabling the work to be undertaken within the meagre budget available for this task and the school to still operate during this period.
The result which has been achieved by all those who provided services to this project means we have four working toilets plus a shower cubicle providing a safe and sanitary resolution until the additional new toilet block is completed in 2016 from funding achieved from a Silent Auction and Trivia Night held in August 2015.
On 30th October 2015 our group were fortunate to be provided with a volunteer from Auckland, New Zealand via Rotary Port Vila (Roly Mortimer). Danny provided two days work assisting with varying finishing projects at Suango including starting the toilet repainting.
The final cost for the total rebuild was :
|Details||Donor||Cost in Vatu|
|Materials supply and laying of all tiles to the toilet area and shower
Labour – four days labour
|Vila Modern Tiles and Fernando’s Tiling Service
|Tile Grout and Glues||SHaRM||98,700|
|Plumbing and Painting – purchase of all plumbing accessories and items required to repair and upgrade the toilets and shower and
materials to finalise painting and styling of the toilet block
|Port – a- Loos – two portable toilets were provided by Pacific
Supplies Ltd for four days
|Pacific Supplies Ltd||No charge – donation|
|Cleaning Services – Thomson Septic Tank Services undertook the cleaning of the port-a-loos at a
|Paint for painting above tiles and the wash basin area and doors||SHaRM||21,923|
|Wages – Wages||SHaRM||14,000|
|Volunteer work – Danny||Rotary||No charge|
|Toilet fittings – 4 toilet roll
|Total cost of the Refurbishment
FURTHER WORK TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE PROJECT TEAM OR SOUGHT BY OTHER DONORS
This toilet area is still in need of the following items and SHaRM will undertake as and when additional funding is available or seeks assistance from another donor to provide assistance to provide:
- Repairs being undertaken to pump which has been removed and to be reinstalled
- Toilet and Hand sanitiser to be costed and/or provided if possible
INSPECTION AND SIGN OFF BY CYRILLE MAINGUY, PROJECT MANAGER FOR SUANGO
Working with Cyrille Mainguy, Project Manager on all the rebuilding at Suango, Cyrille has inspected the refurbishment of the toilet block as part of his overall management of the Suango School rebuilding.
Cyrille will provide this report to the Ministry of Education, following his further final inspection of the refurbishment of the toilet block and upon approval of this report.
For and on behalf of the SHaRM Pikinini Ecole Foundation Per: Stephanie (Steph) Neilson
Dated 24 November 2015
- Photos of the Toilet Block during the rebuilding
- Excel Spreadsheet of payments
- Final evidence of rebuild payment receipts
Evidence of payments
Cyrille Mainguy, Engineer and Project Management for project managing the rebuild
Fernando Goncalves and his wife for their donation to refurbish the toilet block including all labour costs and tiles completing the refurbishment of this old toilet block into a modern and clean toilet facility
Joshua Iahiato for undertaking all repairs to the plumbing and water system
Pacific Supplies Limited – Frank Steux provision of port-a-loos whilst toilets being refurbished Thomson Septic Tank Services – cleaning prior to return of the port-a-loos
SHaRM Pikinini Ecole Foundation
Ed Kogtevs for steam cleaning the toilet and undertaking repairs to the pump Stuart Friend and Deb Friend
School Board and Committee assisting during the rebuilding and repairs to the toilet block