Bayankhongor Water & Sanitation Project

Water For Water partners with World Vision to provide access to safe water supply and improved sanitation facilities for children in Mongolia.
 

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THE CONTEXT

Bayankhongor, Mongolia is located southwest of the nation’s capital Ulaanbaatar. Although improvements have been made to increase access to safe water in Mongolia, many communities still experience poor health outcomes due to unclean water, substandard sanitation facilities and inadequate hygiene.
While access to safe drinking water has increased across the country over the past 20 years, these achievements have been un-equally experienced with only 53% of rural populations likely to be drinking clean water (World Vision Australia).  Just over half of Mongolians have access to adequate sanitation facilities and this figure drops to less than one in three for Mongolians living in rural areas.

THE PROJECT

Improving health and education outcomes by ensuring access to clean and safe water and improving sanitation and hygiene in schools and kindergartens. Water For Water is supporting the Nomgon School within the Bayankhongor Area Development Program, reaching over 2,500 children.
Supporting access to and the quality of water through the renovation and construction of toilet facilities and connection to the centralized water supply and sewage system. Schools, communities and government are working in partnership to develop local solutions to poor hygiene and sanitation practices, including child-to-child health promotion, improved drinking water facilities, curriculum development and awareness activities in communities.

Just over half of Mongolians have access to adequate sanitation facilities and this figure drops to less than one in three for Mongolians living in rural areas.

 

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Images taken at World Vision Bayankhongor ADP