Project Description

Boeng Prei Primary School

School history

Boeng Prei Primary school is located in Boeng Prei village, Snoeng commune, Banan district, Battambang province. It’s 26km from Banan’s district capital. The concrete school was built in 2003 and the wooden school is older (not sure of date.  There are 288 children attending the school.

State of the school before the conversion

Power supply


Water resources, incl. WaSH

The only on-site water source is 10m3 of rainwater storage. The school has 2 latrine buildings containing 6 toilets. The school provides drinking water using rainwater and a ceramic water filter. In the rainy season the only on-site water source is 10 m3 of rainwater, which is used for drinking, in the latrines and for handwashing. This is not enough water for all the school’s WASH facilities needs, however, so the school buys truck tank water when it has enough money. In the dry season, the school is dependent on buying truck tank water for all of its WASH needs, resulting in not enough water for drinking, as well as for using and maintaining the school’s WASH facilities.

Condition of the latrines

There are 2 latrine buildings containing a total of 6 toilets. The buildings are in good condition. The toilets are not being properly cared for, however, which will need to improve. The biggest issue with the toilets is lack of water.

Waste Management

There are garbage bins in each of the classrooms, as well as in front of most classrooms. There are also garbage receptacles spread throughout the school grounds. The school grounds are not dirty or filled with a lot of garbage, but the garbage collection system could improve. Garbage is burned 7m from the nearest school building at 5pm, after the children have left the school.

General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance)

There are duty rosters for cleaning drinking/handwashing containers and for cleaning latrines, as well as for garbage collection. There are also posters and other media on walls around the school teaching about WASH. Even with the latrine cleaning duty roster, the latrines will need to be kept cleaner. Generally speaking, the biggest issue with the WASH cleaning and maintenance system is the lack of water and a lack of commitment from the teachers and the director.

Upgrading the school

Planned Measures

  • Rainwater collector, including foundation and rainwater delivery system: 14 pcs. with 4,000 l each
  • Bio-Sand-Filter (BSF): 6 pcs.
  • Hand washing stations: 4 pcs.
  • Latrine (1 toilet): 0 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 42,88 € 

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: 12.954917, 102.980861

Date: August 11, 2017


Status: Sponsors wanted!
Budget: 12.349 €

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