Chivit Thmei Primary school is located in Ta Ngaen village, Ta Kream commune, Banan district, Battambang province. It is 35km from Banan’s district capital. The single concrete school building was built in 1998. This school was built since 1998. There are 51 children attending the school.
State of the school before the conversion
Water resources, incl. WaSH
The school currently has 2m3of rainwater storage capacity and a latrine containing 2 toilets. The tanks are in a bad condition and not connected to the roof. One toilet is broken and the other one has no water.
The school never provides drinking water to the students.
Condition of the latrines
The latrine building is in bad condition. The latrines themselves are not very clean and this will need to improve.
Each of the classrooms has a garbage bin. There are no garbage containers on the school grounds, though. That said, the school appears to be mostly free of garbage on the playground. Unfortunately, there is no official place to burn the garbage, so the school puts it in piles about 2m behind the school and burns it at 10am, when the children are learning.
General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance)
There are duty rosters for latrine cleaning and garbage collection only. However, the school grounds seem to be kept clean, but the latrines could be better cleaned and cared for.
Upgrading the school
- Rainwater collector, including foundation and rainwater delivery system: 1 pcs. with 14,000 l
- Ramp: 3 pcs., access for students with disabilities to the classroom and toilets
- Hand washing stations: 3 pcs.
- Latrine (1 toilet): 1 pcs.
- Project organization and planning
- WASH use and maintenance
- Waste Management in cooperation with Plastic Free Cambodia
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 162,67 €
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: 13.100194, 102.966083
Date: June, 2019