Ta Ey Elementary School is located in Ta Ey, Siem Reap Province. 300 pupils attend the primary school. 157 of the 300 students are girls. Classes take place in the morning and afternoon in three buildings.
State of the school before the conversion
Existing water resources and their use
There are two wells and two hand washing stations. The well water is used to wash hands, to use the latrines and to clean the school.
There is no drinking water available for the students.
Condition of the latrines
There are two toilet buildings with two toilets each. The toilets must be set up instantly and cleaned professionally.
There are rubbish bins in every classroom and there is no rubbish on the floor. The school grounds look well-kept. There is no garbage disposal system. The rubbish is collected in a heap behind the school and burned. The smoke moves directly or indirectly into the school, depending on the direction of the wind.
General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance work)
There are alternating students responsible for cleaning the latrines and for collecting garbage. Unfortunately there is no training in the area of water / hygiene / environment. Accordingly, the latrines are insufficiently cleaned and the garbage disposed of. There is simply a lack of understanding and knowledge.
Upgrading the school
The WaSH system will be operated with rainwater in the future.
- professional cleaning and repair of the two existing toilet houses
new: a latrine building with 5 toilets; the buildings are divided into girls and boys. According to the Ministry of Education & Sport, the standard is one toilet for every 50 girls and one toilet for every 100 boys. We are also installing urinals for the boys and all toilet buildings are being built with disabled access
- Project organization and planning
- Training in hygiene, environment, drinking water
Further construction work
- Renewal of a roof
- Painting of three school buildings
- Repair of two floors