Toul Andate Primary School
Toul Andate Primary school is located in Dong village, Chaeng Mean Chey commune, Banan district, Battambang province. It’s 10 km from Banan’s district capital. The school was built in 1998 on 30000 squares meters of land. There are 151 children attending the school.
State of the school before the conversion
Water resources, incl. WaSH
In 2013, the school was provided with a 10,000 liter RRH, a handwashing station and 4 latrines. However, the RRH and handwashing station are not functioning. In both the rainy and dry seasons, the school mostly uses water from their pond (30m from the school) for latrine, hand washing, and cleaning school facilities. For drinking water Tuek Saat 1001, an NGO working on water issues in Cambodia, provides 120 liters of filtered drinking water a day, free of charge. That said, the school needs to be self-sufficient in terms of providing its own water and filtration, should the Tuek Saat project cease to function.
Condition of the latrines
There is 1 latrine structure in the school with 4 toilets. It is concrete building with mental roof, the building is kept in good condition without cracks and holes. The latrine hygiene is good and there are no bed smells.
Each classroom at the school has its own garbage can. However, there are no trash receptacles on the school grounds, thus there is a great deal of plastic trash on the school grounds. Additionally, the designated burning location for the trash is only 5m from the main school building, and garbage collection and disposal are not regularly done.
General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance)
The school has a latrine cleaning roster and the latrines appear to be kept clean. However, there is no other WASH related maintenance rosters or activities.
Upgrading the school
- Rainwater collector, including foundation and rainwater delivery system: 8 pcs. with 4,000 l each
- Bio-Sand-Filter (BSF): 6 pcs.
- Hand washing stations: 2 pcs.
- Latrine (1 toilet): 0 pcs.
- 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.
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 50,10 €
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: 12.953361, 103.145472
Date: July 12, 2017
Status: Sponsors wanted!
Budget: 7.564 €