Project Description

Kiri Sela Koe Primary School

School history

Kiri Sela Koe Primary school is located in Andoung Neang village, Ta Kream commune, Banan district, Battambang province. There are 2 concrete school buildings, the newest having been built in 2000. There are 476 children attending the school.

State of the school before the conversion

Power supply


Water resources, incl. WaSH

There is a total of 20 m3 of rainwater storage (not fully functional) for the school and 2 latrine building containing 6 toilets, but one latrine (2 toilets) is not working. Drinking water is never provided to the children. In the rainy season, 20m3 (leaking) of rainwater meets very little of the school’s WASH needs, resulting in the school having to buy water from a tank truck. In the dry season, the school is totally dependent on bought water, resulting in their WASH facilities almost never working.

Condition of the latrines

There are 2 latrine buildings at the school containing a total of 6 toilets, but 1 building containing 2 toilets is not working. The building structures are in good condition, but the latrines are very dirty and not being taken care of or used properly, due to no water.

Waste Management

There are garbage bins in each classroom but no garbage receptacles on the school grounds. There is some garbage on the school grounds, but not a lot. That said, there is no incinerator for burning garbage, resulting in a large pile of garbage just 5m behind the school and near a RRH tank and latrine. When the school does burn its garbage, however, it is done at 4:30pm, when the children are still learning at the school.

General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance)

There are duty rosters for cleaning the latrine and for garbage collection. Due to water shortages, latrine cleaning is done very rarely, resulting in some students defecating in the toilet and not having water to flush it down. The school needs water to make its WASH system function.

Upgrading the school

Planned Measures

  • Rainwater collector, including foundation and rainwater delivery system: 23 pcs. with 4,000 l each
  • Bio-Sand-Filter (BSF): 8 pcs.
  • Hand washing stations: 4 pcs.
  • Latrine (1 toilet): 4 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 45,80 € 

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: 13.084667, 102.937417

Date: September 12, 2017


Status: Sponsors wanted!
Budget: 21.799 €
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