Project Description

Chheu Teal Primary School

School history

Chheu Teal Primary school is located in Chheu Teal village, Phnom Chheu Teal commune, Banan district, Battambang province. It’s 14 km from Banan’s district capital. The school was built in 2012 on 6,764 squares meters of land, with 2 concrete buildings. There are 652 children attending the school.

State of the school before the conversion

Power supply


Water resources, incl. WaSH

There is 10 cubic meters of functioning rainwater storage, with multiple broken rainwater storage tanks on the school grounds. There are only 4 toilets for the whole school, and zero hand washing stations. There is no drinking water provided at the school. In the rainy season, RRH and well water are the primary sources of water for WASH at the school, mostly used in using and cleaning the latrines and for handwashing from shared buckets. The school is also connected to a water system and spends about $10 a month. In the dry season, more water needs to be bought as the RRH runs out of water quickly, thus resulting in more money being spent on bought water from the village water system.

Condition of the latrines

The building structures are in good condition, but the cleaning and general maintenance could be improved. Also, there will need to be a steady supply of water for the latrines to function properly.

Waste Management

All of the classrooms have garbage cans and there are small buckets spread throughout the school grounds for garbage collection. There is also a small garbage incinerator about 20m from the school, but it is rarely used and the garbage is left in a large pile.

General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance)

There are duty rosters for cleaning latrines and for garbage collection, but not for any other WASH maintenance at the school.

Upgrading the school

Planned Measures

  • Rainwater collector, including foundation and rainwater delivery system: 31 pcs. with 4,000 l each
  • Bio-Sand-Filter (BSF): 10 pcs.
  • Hand washing stations: 8 pcs.
  • Latrine (1 toilet): 12 pcs.

Teacher training

  • Project organization and planning
  • WASH use and maintenance
  • Waste Management in cooperation with Plastic Free Cambodia

Student Group Formation & Training

We collecting smart student from each level of class to form them to become Youth Club and let them understand:

  • How to leading group
  • How to do teamwork
  • How to set Washing Activities in their school
  • How to share knowledge to the others
  • How to report their activity.

Water analysis
All drinking water will be tested to ensure that the drinking water is safe and clean

Monitoring & Evaluation

Cost per capita / child for an effective, long-lasting and sustainable implementation of
basic living conditions 56,08 €

Emergence and meaningfulness – WaSH (water sanitary hygiene) project

During our trip in January / February 2013, we became aware of the disastrous conditions of a school near Banan. There is no drinking water, no hand washing facility and no toilet. The children are forced to releive themselves in the bushes behind the school. It is not hard to imagine which health dangers emanate from this condition.

When Bong and I visit the school together with our team, we ask the children who would like to have something to drink. About 30% of the small children have some water, bottled in an old plastic bottle, cloudy and unimaginably dirty. When a little girl proudly pulls out her bottle to drink from it, I suddenly feel the need to knock the bottle out of her hands. It brings tears to my face, especially as I myself have a little daughter at home. The idea that she would have to drink this broth and then make her emergency (95% diarrhea) behind the school, all without toilet paper and without the option to wash your hands …. this idea will not leave my mind for days.

We had to work out a plan of how we could change this. Back in Germany, I had the opportunity to present this project to the Rotary Club „Willich“. My listeners quickly realized that with little money, many children can be sustainably helped. The projects are sustainable, effective and almost unbeatable in relation to the budget needed and the quality / quantity of the aid. We are building a pilot project and one of our most successful programs has its origins: WASH.

Today, four years later, in cooperation with the two Austrian organizations „Wasser-für-die-Welt“ and „Last-Hope“, the Rotary Clubs „Willich“ and “Neuss”, we have launched the „moeglichkeitenschenken“ initiative Partner agency „springer f3“ and, of course, our partner organization „Bareebo“ has already converted 21 schools and thus helped around 3,000 children.

Talk to us and become a development worker. We have schools that fit into your budget and you can help there effectively, concretely and sustainably.

Project coordinates: 13.025333, 103.170250

Date: September 14, 2017


Status: Sponsors wanted!
Budget: 36.567 €
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