History of kindergarten
The Toul Chres Kindergarten is located in North Cambodia, in the village of Peurk. The kindergarten is on the site of the former primary school. The primary school moved to the nearest village in April this year. Their original school building moved with them. The primary school has access to clean water and sanitary facilities on the new school premises.
This leaves 34 kindergarten children who are between two and six years old. You can continue to use your old school building. The community supports the kindergarten with the restoration of the school. The old building is demolished, a concrete foundation is poured, the walls and roof of the old school are put back up and revised. Unfortunately, the children still have no access to clean water and / or sanitation. The current situation of COVID-19 shows us how important the right hygiene measures are.
Condition of the school before the changeover
Existing water resources and their use
Due to its location, the kindergarten cannot be connected to the city’s water supply. There is no well and no pond. There is no river flowing in the immediate vicinity of the site and even smaller rainwater collection tanks have so far not been able to be purchased.
There are no latrines. The children are forced to relieve themselves after school.
There are no hand washing stations. The pupils have no possibility to wash their hands.
There is no drinking water available for the kindergarten children.
General condition of the school (cleanliness / maintenance work)
Unfortunately, there are no training courses in the area of water / hygiene / environment. Accordingly, the waste is disposed of inadequately. Hardware, understanding and knowledge are missing.
Refitting the school
Rainwater collecting tank, including foundation and pipes: 1 pc. with 14,000 l
Hand washing stations: 1 pc.
Latrine (1 toilet): 1 piece, we will also add a urinal for the boys and the toilet building will be equipped with disabled access.
The used water should be used to irrigate the plants.
Training the teachers
Project organization and planning
Handling and maintenance with the WASH system
Avoidance and appropriate disposal of waste in cooperation with Plastic Free Cambodia
Playful teaching units in the areas of hygiene, environment, drinking water are implemented
Testing drinking water quality
Monitoring & evaluation
Costs per head / child for an effective, long-lasting and sustainable removal of the inhumane conditions € 167.58.
Date: March 12, 2020
Condition of the school after upgrading
Thanks to Arno Brickenkamp and his wife Ursula Brickenkamp, the hygienic learning and working conditions of 34 children with a budget of around $ 4,000 were improved effectively and sustainably.
The health risks are thus significantly minimized and the number of diarrheal diseases due to poor sanitary conditions, impure drinking water and a lack of hygiene are drastically minimized. The hardware of the WaSH project of the Toul Chres Kindergarten was implemented on budget and all of the specified goals were achieved. The quality and quantity of the installed WASH infrastructure and technologies are continuously checked by the local organization Rainwater Cambodia, the partner of the small aid operation.
Due to the current situation (COVID-19), contact closures and exit bans were also pronounced in Cambodia. Our partner organization Rainwater Cambodia was allowed to continue working and carry out the tree measures. The children and educators were not on site during this period. The software part (training for educators, children, etc.) will therefore be postponed until further notice. We have also found a co-sponsor for this part of the project so that we can complete the project in the coming weeks. Many thanks to Michael Markt for this extremely generous support.
In addition, a pre-school program will be implemented, making the transition from kindergarten to school easier for the children.
Datum: 8. Januar 2022
Projektkoordinaten: 13.523661, 105.255717
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.
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