Project Description

Chi Ruk Primary School

School history

Chi Rouk Primary school is located in Boeng Krasal village, Snoeng commune, Banan district, Battambang province. It’s 55 km from Banan’s district capital. The concrete school was built in 2012. There are 114 children attending the school.

State of the school before the conversion

Power supply

None available

Water resources, incl. WaSH

The school has no water sources onsite. The only WASH related facilities the school has is a single latrine building containing 2 toilets. The school never provides drinking water to the children. In both the rainy and dry seasons the only water sources are from a pump well, a neighbor’s pond that is 100m away and from buying water from tanker trucks. Due to the costs of pumping water from the well/pond and buying from the truck, the school rarely has any water for any WASH related needs.

Comment: Most of the year the school has no water, resulting in the latrine not being used. When the school has water, buckets are used in each classroom for handwashing. With many children using the same bucket for handwashing, means that the water is contaminated.

Condition of the latrines

There is 1 latrine building containing 2 toilets. The building is in good condition. The toilets are clean and well cared for. The biggest issue with the latrine is the lack of water. Most of the year the school has no water, resulting in the latrine not being used.

Waste Management

There are garbage bins in each of the classrooms. There are no garbage receptacles on the school grounds, however, and there is some garbage on the ground where the children play. There is no garbage incinerator. The school piles the garbage about 7m from the nearest building, and then burns it at 11am, when the children have left for home.

General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance)

There are duty rosters for cleaning the latrine and garbage collection. From the general appearance of the WASH facility and the school in general, the school seems to have a decent system and understanding of sanitation and hygiene, although it could be improved.

Upgrading the school

Planned Measures

  • Rainwater collector, including foundation and rainwater delivery system: 7 pcs. with 4,000 l each
  • Bio-Sand-Filter (BSF): 3 pcs.
  • Hand washing stations: 2 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 57,54 €

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: 13.012917, 102.928583

Date: July 21, 2017


Status: Sponsors wanted!
Budget: 6.559 €
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