Education for Cambodian Center (ECC)
ECC school is located in Kampong Chhlang village, Banan district, Battambang province. It’s 11,5 km from Banan’s district capital. The school was built in 2015 (1 metal building with a front width / possible gutter length of 35 m) on 350 squares meters of land.
Comment: The school is built on the director’s family estate. The director pays $30 a month in rent to his father. In case of a project extension, the father provides more land to the school. The school is not a public school. The school only offers English lessons and Computer courses for local children.
State of the school before the conversion
Water resources, incl. WaSH
During the rainy and dry season, the school is provided with water from two rain barrels, various storage containers and a pond. This water is used for the latrine, cleaning the school and washing hands. However, the water from the rain buoy cannot cover the school’s water needs. Especially in the dry season the school is forced to use the pond water.
If there is little or no water available, the children are forced to go behind the school in a very limited space.
There are no hand washing stations available. The students wash their hands in a bucket.
There is no drinking water available for the children.
Comment: The children are allowed to use the family toilet. The director’s brother takes care of the water supply and transports the water from the pond to the storage tanks. The storage boxes are located behind the family house. The children bring drinking water to school.
Condition of the latrines
Garbage cans are available in every classroom and on the school grounds and there is no garbage on the floor.Â There is no waste disposal system. The garbage is collected on a pile only 5 m away from the school building and burnt once a week (evening).
General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance)
The teachers are responsible for cleaning the school and the school grounds.
Comment: The pupils must be involved in the cleaning of the school. Training in water/hygiene/environment is necessary.
Upgrading the school
- Rainwater collector, including foundation and rainwater delivery system: 2 pcs. with 4,000 l each
- Bio-Sand-Filter (BSF): 2 pcs.
- Hand washing stations: 1 pcs.
- Latrine (1 toilet): 2 pcs.
- 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.
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 37,01 €
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: 13.023935, 103.185203
Date: October 01, 2017
Status: Sponsors wanted!
Budget: 4.774 €