Cheang Kda Primary School

School history

Chaeng Kda Primary school is located in Chaeng Kda village, Phnom Sampov commune, Banan district, Battambang province. It’s 20 km from Banan’s district capital. This school was built in 1998 on 2,705 squares meters of land and has 4 wooden school buildings. There are 168 children attending the school.

State of the school before the conversion

Power supply

None available

Water resources, incl. WaSH

There is currently 2.5 cubic meters of rainwater storage capacity and two latrines (4 toilets).

No drinking water is provided to the students. In the rainy season, the RRH provides water for the latrine and for handwashing, but is supplemented with bought tanker water when the rainwater is not enough. The school buys all of its water during the 7 months of the dry season, as the 2.5m3 of rainwater storage is not nearly enough for even a week, let alone 7 months.

Condition of the latrines

The latrines cannot function without water, which is most of the school year. They will also have to be cared for better than before

Waste Management

There are garbage cans in all of the classrooms, as well as a garbage collection duty roster. There are no garbage receptacles on the school grounds, resulting in plastic and other garbage littering the playground.

There is a garbage incinerator 10m from the school building. However, it is rarely used and when it is used, the garbage is burned when the children are at school, which will need to change

General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance)

There are only duty rosters for latrine cleaning and garbage collection, but not other WASH maintenance tasks

Upgrading the school

Planned Measures

  • Rainwater collector, including foundation and rainwater delivery system: 1 pcs. with 35,000 l
  • Hand washing stations: 3 pcs.
  • Latrine (1 toilet): 0 pcs.
  • Ramp: access for students with disabilities to the classrooms and toilets

Teacher training

  • Project organization and planning
  • WASH use and maintenance
  • Waste Management in cooperation with Plastic Free Cambodia

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 85,79 €.

Date: September 14, 2018

Detailed project costs

No. Description Costs in €
1 35,000 L cistern + base + taps + gutter + pipes 4,500
2 3 x hand washing stations 750, –
3 toilet buildings (handicapped accessible) 1,900
4 support bars 350, –
5 ramp to the classroom 500, –
6 water test tank 360, –
7 teaching materials 334, –
8 teacher training 280, –
9 training for schoolchildren 840, –
10 pass on ceremony 100, –
11 Maintenance work training 760, –
12 follow-up 720, –
13 RWC personnel costs, transport, administration 1709.10
14 kHA administrative costs and other (10%) 1310.31


With a total budget of only € 14,413, the hygienic learning and working conditions for 168 pupils, 10 teachers and other school staff could be improved effectively, long-term and sustainably.

The WaSH project of the Cheang Kda elementary school 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 the small aid operation.

Project coordinates: 13.037194, 103.130333

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.

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Status: Project completed
Budget: 14.413 €
Sponsor: United VARs

Before the conversion

After the conversion