Kanghot Primary school is located in Thmei village, Kantueu I commune, Banan district, Battambang province. It’s 7 km from Banan’s district capital. There are two new concrete buildings, both built in 2016. There are 147 children attending the school.
State of the school before the conversion
Water resources, incl. WaSH
The school has 20m3 of rainwater storage capacity, one modern latrine building with 6 toilets and handwashing sinks, two standard latrines with four toilets and a single pump well.
The school provides untreated drinking water to the children daily from their rainwater storage tanks in the rainy season and a deep pump well in the dry season. Rainwater and the deep pump well are the primary water sources in the rainy season, for drinking, latrines use and cleaning and handwashing. The same system is used in the dry season, but only until the rainwater runs out, at which time they use water only from the deep pump well.
Condition of the latrines
There are a total of three latrines at the school, with one being an indoor latrine with six flush toilets, the other two are VIP latrines comprised of a total of four toilets. The latrines look well cared for.
There are garbage bins in each classroom and although no outside garbage receptacles are in place, the school grounds seem well cared for. Garbage is burned at 2pm, just when the children are getting to school, about 20m behind the school.
General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance)
There are duty rosters for latrine cleaning and garbage collection. While not well regimented, the school’s WASH appears to be sufficiently cared for.
Upgrading the school
In September 2018, a WASH (Water Sanitation Hygiene) project was launched. This project is a joint initiative of: Bareebo Organization (Bareebo), a non-profit organization in Cambodia, Friedensschule Dormagen / Gohrand Kleine Hilfsaktion e.V., a German non-profit organization that helps disadvantaged and / or underserved population groups in Cambodia. Only through the financial commitment of Friedensschule Dormagen / Gohr the disastrous conditions were able to be eliminated. By financing the WASH at the Kanghot Primary School, countless diseases will be avoided in the future, and the children will have a chance for education, the only way out of the vicious circle of (educational) poverty.
- Rainwater collector, including foundation and rainwater delivery system: 0 pcs. with 4,000 l each
- Bio-Sand-Filter (BSF): 5 pcs.
- Hand washing stations: 0 pcs.
- Latrine (1 toilet): 0 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 7,02 €
Date: September 12, 2017
Condition of the school after upgrading
With a total budget of € 1.043,- the hygienic learning and working conditions for 147 pupils of the school were improved effectively, over a long period of time and in a sustainable manner.
The health risks are thus significantly minimized and the number of diarrhoea diseases caused by poor impure drinking water and lack of hygiene are drastically reduced. The WASH project of the Kanghot School was implemented on budget and all given goals were achieved. The quality and quantity of the installed WASH infrastructure and technologies are continuously checked by the local organization Bareebo, the partner of the Kleine Hilfsaktion.
Date: February 12, 2019
Project coordinates: 12.873389, 103.148194
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.
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