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Cartagena, Colombia (2014) | Efforts at Local Schools

Oiltanking Cartagena Renovates Restrooms for Schools

Renovation of school restrooms to protect children against disease
Renovation of school restrooms
to protect children against disease

In 2014, the Oiltanking tank terminal in Cartagena, Colombia, organized the renovation of restrooms at two local elementary schools, one of which is a school for children with learning disabilities. Both facilities lacked the resources to replace their bathroom fittings, a repair that had become urgent for reasons of hygiene. After an initial inspection, Oiltanking paid a company to do the work professionally. The objective here was to protect children from disease and thereby contribute to the welfare of local communities. A total of 400 children from needy families now benefit from the nine separate children’s washrooms that were created as a result. Six Oiltanking Cartagena employees supervised the planning and implementation of the project. An inauguration ceremony in late March 2014 was attended by all the children and representatives of the two supported institutions, and the Oiltanking employees were delighted to be presented with painted pictures and letters of thanks from the children on the occasion.