Pilot project Smart Water for Green Schools (SWGS) is finished in Nevgody. It lasted seven months, from January to July this year. This time was enough for its logical end, because everything was done fast, qualitatively and efficiently. The Nevgody villagers and local school children have really felt the benefits of the project in practice.
May 24, 2013 in the rural school of Nevgody in Ovruch district, Zhytomyr region there was the training for the local population on the topic “Treatment of households’ waste-water”. That day the doctors from mobile medical team of Zhytomyr Regional Children’s Hospital performed examination of children as part of the Smart Water for Green Schools project (SWGS) of Green Cross International (GCI). The activity was done with financial support from the International Forum Committee (IFC) and the World Water Council (WWC).
Educational activity on water and sanitation issues within the Smart Water for Green Schools project in Nevgody village
Within the new GCI's Smart Water for Green Schools project (SWGS) at the financial assistance of International Forum Committee (IFC) and World Water Council (WWC) on 15 and 19 February, 2013 the trainings on the topics “Integrated approach on access to water, sanitation and conservation of watersheds and water resources" and “Water, sanitation and hygienic practices” were held for children and the adult population of Nevgody on the base of National Ecology and Nature Center (NENC) and in Nevgody village, Ovruch region, Zhytomyr oblast.
There are 157 households in Nevgody village inhabited by 403 people, including 71 children aged to 17, and 8 large families. The distinctive feature of the Nevgody village is that it was founded after the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in order to provide housing to the people evacuated from Chernobyl. Existing water treatment facilities cannot perform their initial functions. As a result, water remains of poor quality.