Project Description

Krapeu Tboung Primary School

School history

Krapeu Tboung Primary school is located in Phnom Krapeu Tboung village, Phnom Sampov commune, Banan district, Battambang province. It is 18 km from Banan’s district capital The concrete school building was made in 1998. There are 152 children attending the school.

State of the school before the conversion

Power supply


Water resources, incl. WaSH

The school has 4 m3 of rainwater storage, a pump well and a single latrine building with two toilets. In the rainy season the school uses both rainwater and water from a pump well, which is enough for using and maintaining the latrine. In the dry season the school only uses the pump well but says it is enough for the latrine use and cleaning.

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

Condition of the latrines

Comment: Well water is used for the latrine and is enough for year-round use and maintenance.

Waste Management

There are garbage bins in each classroom but none on the school grounds. There is not a lot of garbage on the ground, but there could be some improvement in this regard in the future. Garbage is burned between the morning and afternoon classes (11am), in an incinerator about 2m from the nearest classroom.

General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance)

There are duty rosters for garbage collection and latrine cleaning. While the WASH maintenance system could be improved, the school is generally well maintained.

Upgrading the school

Planned Measures

  • Rainwater collector, including foundation and rainwater delivery system: 8 pcs. with 4,000 l each
  • Bio-Sand-Filter (BSF): 3 pcs.
  • Hand washing stations: 2 pcs.
  • Latrine (1 toilet): 2 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 58,54€ 

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: 13.018083, 103.072444

Date: September 12, 2017


Status: Sponsors wanted!
Budget: 8.897 €
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