Angdamnak Dankor Primary School

School history

Angdamnak Dankor Oeungtong Sam Fei Primary school is located in Krapue Cheung village, Phnom Sampov commune, Banan district, Battambang province. It’s 23km from Banan’s district capital. The concrete school building was built in 2009.  There are 44 children attending the school.

State of the school before the conversion

Power supply

None available

Water resources, incl. WaSH

The school has four 1.500 L of rainwater storage capacity and a pond (too expensive to pump water from pond). There is 1 latrine containing 2 toilets. The school never provides drinking water to the children, instead the children drink raw water from small rainwater harvesting cisterns, using the same scoop and water source as they do for washing their hands. In both the rainy and dry seasons, the school’s only water sources are 400L of rainwater storage, a pond and buying water from a tank truck. Due to budget constraints, the school rarely has water in the dry season due to the costs of pumping water from the pond and buying water from the tank truck, resulting in the latrine not being used or maintained.

Condition of the latrines

There is 1 latrine building with 2 toilets. The building is in good condition and the toilets are kept clean. The issue with the latrine is that there is never enough water in dry season for using and maintaining it, thus most of the school year is without a latrine for the children.

Waste Management

Each classroom has a garbage bin, but there are no garbage receptacles on the school grounds, resulting in the school grounds being polluted with garbage on the ground. Before burning the garbage 5m from the school at 2pm, when the children are at the school, the school simply makes a pile of the trash and sets fire to it, as there is no incinerator at the school.

General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance)

There are duty rosters for cleaning the latrine and collecting garbage. When there is water, the latrine is used and cared for in a good way. A garbage incinerator would help with the garbage situation. The biggest issues are lack of WASH facilities and water.

Upgrading the school

Planned Measures

  • Rainwater collector, including foundation and rainwater delivery system: 1 pcs. with 14,000 l
  • Hand washing stations: 3 pcs.
  • Latrine (1 toilet): 0 pcs.
  • Ramp: access for students with disabilities to the classroom and toilets

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 184,14 € 

Date: July 21, 2017

Update: June, 2018

Detailed project costs

No. Description Costs in €
1 14.000 L Cistern + base + taps + gutter + pipes 2.200,-
2 3 x Hand washing stations 675,-
3 Ramp to the toilet 250,-
4 Support bars in the toilet 350,-
5 Ramp to the classroom 500,-
6 Water test tank 135,-
7 Teaching materials 100,-
8 Teacher training 280,-
9 Student training 360,-
10 Pass over ceremony 75,-
11 Maintenance workshop 760,-
12 Follow-up 720,-
13 RWC Personal cost, transport, administration 960,75
14 kHA Administrations and other (10%) 736,58


With a total budget of just € 8,102.33, the hygienic learning and working conditions for 44 pupils, three teachers and other school staff could be improved effectively, long-term and sustainably.

The financing was a close joint effort by Rotary Mönchengladbach-Gero and Kleine Hilfsaktion e.V .. Rotary Mönchengladbach-Gero took over € 5,000, and the Kleine Hilfsaktion e.V. contributed the missing € 3,102.33 from their own funds.

The Angdamnak Dankor elementary school’s WaSH project was implemented on budget and all the specified goals were achieved. The quality and quantity of the WaSH infrastructure and technologies installed are continuously checked by the local organization Rainwater Cambodia, the partner of Kleine Hilfsaktion e.V..

Date: 19. March 2020

Project coordinates: 13.019222, 103.034111

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.


Status: Project completed
Budget: 8.102,33 €
Sponsor: Rotary Mönchengladbach-Gero

Before the conversion

After the conversion