Project Description

Boun Jour Primary School

School history

Boun Jour Primary school is located in Boeng Prei village, Snoeung commune, Banan district, Battambang province. It’s 53 km from Banan’s district capital. This school was built in 2015 and is made of concrete. There are 75 children attending the school.

State of the school before the conversion

Power supply


Water resources, incl. WaSH

There is 4 m3 of rainwater storage capacity, access to a pump well and pond via pumping water, a very nice latrine containing 2 toilets and 2 handwashing sinks.

The school has access to multiple water sources, but still cannot supply the children with drinking water every day. The main problem is that the pond and pump well the school pumps water from are far away and expensive to pump from.  They are currently using ceramic water filters, but those can only provide safe drinking water for two years and the school will stop using them soon. In the rainy season the primary water sources are 4 m3 of rainwater and pumped water from the pump well. These sources are not enough to meet the school’s WASH needs, however, resulting in the school needing to pump water from a pond at the local monastery that is 100 m away; this is expensive and cannot be done regularly. In the dry season, the only water sources are pumped water from the well and the pond, which due to financial reasons, cannot be done daily, resulting in the schools good WASH facilities going unused and uncleaned.

Condition of the latrines

There is one very good latrine building containing 2 toilets and two handwashing sinks. The building and all of its facilities appear to be in good condition and well maintained. The primary issue with the latrine is lack of water to use and maintain it.

Waste Management

There are garbage bins inside each classroom and some placed in front of the school. While there are no garbage receptacles on the school grounds, the playground looks clean and mostly garbage free. The school burns its garbage about 20m away from the school at 5pm, after the children have gone home.

General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance)

There are duty rosters for water treatment, cleaning handwashing sinks, cleaning drinking containers, cleaning latrines, for collecting garbage, and there are WASH related posters near the WASH facilities. The WASH facilities are well maintained and the school simply lacks the water to use them.

Upgrading the school 

Planned Measures

  • Rainwater collector, including foundation and rainwater delivery system: 4 pcs. with 4,000 l each
  • Bio-Sand-Filter (BSF): 3 pcs.
  • Hand washing stations: 0 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 46,45 € 

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: 12.989056, 102.918000

Date: August 09, 2017


Status: Sponsors wanted!
Budget: 3.483 €
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