Project Description

Chay Rumpoat Primary School

School history

Chay Rumpoat Primary school is located in Prey Chay Rumpoat village, Bay Damram commune, Banan district, Battambang province. It’s 4 km from Banan’s district capital. This school was built in 2012 and contains one concrete building. There are 227 children attending the school.

State of the school before the conversion

Power supply


Water resources, incl. WaSH

The school has 13 m3 of rainwater storage, one latrine building containing two toilets and one handwashing station. Drinking water is provided to students using rainwater treated through a ceramic water filter, but only when there is rainwater. In the rainy season, the main water source for latrines and handwashing are from a pump well and rainwater storage. In the dry season, they use the pump well and buy water from a tank truck when the pump well is not enough.

Comment: There is a handwashing station with four faucets 7m from the latrines.

Condition of the latrines

The latrine structures are in good condition and are kept clean.

Waste Management

Each of the classrooms has its own garbage can. While there are no garbage receptacles on the school grounds, the area is clean and well maintained. Garbage is burned about 7 m from the school building at 5 pm, after the children have gone home.

General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance)

There are many duty rosters and it appears that the teachers are diligent in making sure the children follow their schedules, as evidenced by the clean latrines and school grounds.

Upgrading the school

Planned Measures

  • Rainwater collector, including foundation and rainwater delivery system: 11 pcs. with 4,000 l each
  • Bio-Sand-Filter (BSF): 3 pcs.
  • Hand washing stations: 1 pcs.
  • Latrine (1 toilet): 3 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 47,35 €

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: 12.935083, 103.156111

Date: September 13, 2017


Status: Sponsors wanted!
Budget: 10.747 €
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