Rumsay Sork Primary school is located in Boboh village, Chheu Teal commune, Banan district, Battambang province. It’s 10 km from Banan’s district capital. The school was built in 2002 and is made of concrete. There are 18 children attending the school.
State of the school before the conversion
Water resources, incl. WaSH
There is currently no WASH infrastructure at the school, with the exception of several traditional RRH cisterns with a total rainwater storage capacity of 2 m3. The children are not provided with drinking water both in the rainy and dry seasons. There are traditional RRH cisterns that the children use for hand washing during the rainy season. A pond 300 meters from the school is sometimes used as a water source during the dry season, taking 30 minutes to collect each time. There is no WASH technologies at this school.
Comment: Rainwater from traditional RRHs is used during the rainy season using contaminated water. If there is any water for handwashing during the dry season, it comes from a polluted pond. There are no latrines.
Condition of the latrines
Each classroom has its own garbage can. While there are no garbage receptacles on the school grounds, they seem to be kept clean. There is a designated area for burning garbage, but no incinerator, just an open pit. Garbage is burned daily at 10 am.
General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance)
There are no WASH duty rosters at the school. However, the school grounds and classrooms seem to be kept clean and the garbage burning area free of garbage.
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 Cambodi
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 263,91 €
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: 12.959556, 103.108472
Date: September 13, 2017