Project Description

Krapeu Keaut Primary School

School history

Krapeu Keaut Primary school is located in Krapeu Keaut village, Phnom Sampov commune, Banan district, Battambang province. It’s 32 km from Banan’s district center. The two concrete school buildings were built in 2008. There are 182 children attending the school.

State of the school before the conversion

Power supply


Water resources, incl. WaSH

At the school, there is a total of 10 m3 of rainwater storage and a pump well, as well as two latrines containing five toilets. The school has rainwater during the rainy season, as well as a pump well and pond, which provide enough water for using and caring for their WASH infrastructure.

Comment: This school doesn’t provide drinking water to the students they just encourage them to bring from home.

Condition of the latrines

There are two latrine structures at the school with a total of 6 toilets. The buildings are in good condition, but are not maintained or cleaned regularly.

Waste Management

There are garbage containers in all the classrooms and on the school grounds. However, some of the containers are broken and both the classrooms and school grounds are not clean. There is a garbage incinerator about 15m from the nearest classroom, but the piles of garbage near it indicate that it is not used regularly.

General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance)

There are duty rosters for cleaning the latrines and for garbage collection. But the garbage filled school grounds and dirty latrines indicate that the WASH cleaning is not a high priority at the school.

Upgrading the school

Planned Measures

  • Rainwater collector, including foundation and rainwater delivery system: 8 pcs. with 4,000 l each
  • Bio-Sand-Filter (BSF): 7 pcs.
  • Hand washing stations: 3 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 39,86 €

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: 13.017750, 103.081167

Date: September 12, 2017


Status: Sponsors wanted!
Budget: 7.255 €
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