Project Description

Snoeng Primary School

School history

Snoeng Primary school is located in Snoeng Lech village, Snoeng commune, Banan district, Battambang province. It’s 22 km from Banan’s district capital. There are 940 children attending the school.

State of the school before the conversion

Power supply


Water resources, incl. WaSH

The school has 10m3 of rainwater storage, a pond and is connected to the village water system. There are 2 handwashing stations and 3 latrine buildings containing 9 toilets.

The school never provides drinking water for the students. In the rainy season the school uses rainwater and water from the village water system for its WASH facilities. However, in both the rainy and dry seasons, the cost of paying for the village water system water is too much, so the school charges each student 2.5 cents (US) to help cover expenses.

Condition of the latrines

There are 3 latrine buildings containing 9 toilets. The buildings are in good condition and while there is some issues with keeping the toilets clean, they are mostly well cared for. The main issue with the latrines is that there are not enough of them.

Waste Management

There are garbage bins in each of the classrooms as well as in front of each classroom. There are also garbage bins scattered throughout the school grounds. While there is some garbage on the ground, for the size of the school and the number of students, it is a clean school. They burn the garbage 70m from the school in an incinerator at 5pm, after the children have left to go home.

General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance)

For a school of its size and with the high number of students attending it, the WASH facilities are used and cared for well. As with most large schools, some improvement in general hygiene and sanitation could be beneficial to the children.

Upgrading the school

Planned Measures

  • Rainwater collector, including foundation and rainwater delivery system: 25 pcs. with 4,000 l each
  • Bio-Sand-Filter (BSF): 14 pcs.
  • Hand washing stations: 7 pcs.
  • Latrine (1 toilet): 8 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 31,12 €

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: 12.964556, 103.046722

Date: August 14, 2017


Status: Sponsors wanted!
Budget: 29.256 €
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