Project Description

Boeng Krasal Primary School

School history

Boeng Krasal Primary school is located in Boeng Krasa village, Snoeng commune, Banan district, Battambang province. It’s 29km from Banan’s district capital. The concrete school building was built in 2003 and the wooden school building before that (date not known). There are 208 children attending the school.

State of the school before the conversion

Power supply

Available

Water resources, incl. WaSH

There is a pond, a pump well and 12 m3 of rainwater storage, as well as a latrine containing 2 toilets. The school never provides drinking water to the children. In both the rainy and dry seasons the school’s primary water sources are the pump well and pond. This is enough for using and maintaining their WASH facilities, although it takes time and can be dangerous to collect water from these sources.   

Comment: The school puts buckets of water for handwashing in each classroom. However, due to many people using the same water, the water the children wash their hands with is contaminated.

Condition of the latrines

There is 1 latrine with 2 toilets. The latrine’s structure is in good condition and the toilets kept very clean. Occasionally the latrine cannot be used due to lack of water, but not often.

Waste Management

There are garbage bins in each classroom and a few placed in front of the school, but none on the school grounds. However, the school is very clean and has very little garbage on the school grounds. There is no garbage incinerator, so the garbage is burned after being made into a pile. This is done at 9am when the children are learning and just 5m from the school.

General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance)

While there are no duty rosters for any of the WASH cleaning and maintenance activities, the school’s latrine, classrooms and grounds are very clean and well cared for. The garbage burning place and time need to be changed, however.

Upgrading the school

Planned Measures

  • Rainwater collector, including foundation and rainwater delivery system: 10 pcs. with 4,000 l each
  • Bio-Sand-Filter (BSF): 5 pcs.
  • Hand washing stations: 2 pcs.
  • Latrine (1 toilet): 2 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
Ongoing

Cost per capita / child for an effective, long-lasting and sustainable implementation of
basic living conditions 49,21 €


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: 13.010806, 102.974194

Date: August 09, 2017

Details

Status: Sponsors wanted!
Budget: 10.236 €
Sponsor: –

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