Project Description

Chrang Chout Primary School

School history

Chrang Chout Primary School is located in Rung village, Chaeng Mean Chey commune, Banan district, Battambang province. It’s 16km from Banan’s district capital.  The concrete school building was built in 2014. There are 88 children attending the school.

State of the school before the conversion

Power supply


Water resources, incl. WaSH

The school has a pond, a pump well and 10 m3 of rainwater storage (broken), as well as ceramic water filters in each classroom. There are two handwashing sinks (not working) and 1 latrine containing 4 toilets. The school provides 30 L of drinking water treated in ceramic water filters each day. The primary water sources in both the rainy and dry seasons are an onsite pump well and pond. The school’s WASH facilities mostly have enough water to function and be maintained in the rainy season, but in the dry season they sometimes do not have enough water for their WASH system.

Condition of the latrines

There is 1 latrine at the school containing 4 toilets. The building is in good condition and the toilets clean and well cared for.

Waste Management

There are garbage bins placed in each classroom, but no garbage receptacles on the school grounds. The school grounds still appear to be clean and well maintained, however. There is no garbage incinerator at the school. Instead, the garbage is piled about 30m from the school building and burned at 5pm, after the children have left to go home.

General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance)

There are duty rosters for cleaning the handwashing containers and drinking containers, as well as for cleaning the latrine. In general, the WASH facilities are clean and well maintained, and the school grounds and classrooms clean.

Upgrading the school

Planned Measures

  • Rainwater collector, including foundation and rainwater delivery system: 4 pcs. with 4,000 l each
  • Bio-Sand-Filter (BSF): 3 pcs.
  • Hand washing stations: 1.5 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 51,80 €

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: 12.844667, 103.108917

Date: August 14, 2017


Status: Sponsors wanted!
Budget: 4.558 €
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