Project Description

Cheang Mean Chey Primary School

School history

Chaeng Mean Chey Primary school is located in Chaeng Mean Chey village, Bay Damram commune, Banan district, Battambang province. It’s 13 km from Banan’s district capital. The concrete school building was built in 2004 and accompanies the older wooden school building.  There are 497 children attending the school.

State of the school before the conversion

Power supply


Water resources, incl. WaSH

The school is connected to a village water supply, has 13m3 of rainwater storage, a single sink for handwashing and 3 latrine buildings containing a total of 9 toilets. Drinking water is provided every day in the amount of 240 liters. The village water supply system (piped unpotable water) is used for handwashing, in latrines and for cleaning WASH infrastructure.  The system is virtually the same during the dry season.

Comment: There is a single sink with one faucet that is broken. Children currently wash their hands in shared buckets filled with contaminated water.

Condition of the latrines

The structures are in good condition and well maintained.

Waste Management

All of the classrooms have garbage cans and the school also have garbage receptacles on the school grounds, but there are still issues with plastic and other garbage being all over the ground.

There is a large amount of garbage build up near the garbage incinerator, which appears not be used regularly.

General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance)

There are duty rosters for garbage collection and latrine cleaning, which do not appear to be adhered to with regularity. There are no other WASH related duty rosters.

Upgrading the school

Planned Measures

  • Rainwater collector, including foundation and rainwater delivery system: 16 pcs. with 4,000 l each
  • Bio-Sand-Filter (BSF): 7 pcs.
  • Hand washing stations: 6 pcs.
  • Latrine (1 toilet): 0 pcs

Teacher training

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

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 30,52 €

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: 12.870000, 103.099389

Date: September 14, 2017


Status: Sponsors wanted!
Budget: 15.166 €
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