Prey Kandeang Commune Latrine Project – Cambodia
This project is made possible through the partnership of WATER CHARITY and the NATIONAL PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION.
The village consists of 1,000-1,500 people, depending who is asked and at what age they start counting the children. The common sources of income are farming (rice and hay), fishing, and sales.
Like most of Cambodia, a significant percentage of the population is quite young, and children are seen along the streets. The main highway to the Provincial town runs through the village, cutting and making a distinct separation in the village.
The primary school is the only one in the village. Secondary school students must bike to the commune center or moto moto to the provincial town.
At the Prey Kandeang Cluster Primary School, 235 students, Kindergarten through 6th grade, and 10 teachers, lack access to sanitary and safe bathrooms. They currently have 2 stalls that have broken down over the last 20 years of use.
The toilet in one stall is not fully operational. Students are scared of the bathrooms, leaving girls to go home between breaks and boys choosing to use walls and bushes.
The work of building and renovation will be done by professionals from neighboring villages.
Water Charity funds will be used for materials and skilled labor.
The school staff has raised $375 for the project. In addition, they will donate time during training sessions, which will cover hygienic practices as well as techniques to best teach and create sustainable habits. The education is based on the SuperAmma Program that teaches the importance and practice of daily hygiene habits, without putting emphasis on germs. A club of the older students will be created to assist in hygiene promotion and leadership skills.
250 people will benefit from the project.
Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Monitoring and Maintenance
The school will clean the bathrooms at least twice a week, and perform maintenance and repairs as needed.
Funds raised in excess of the project amount will be allocated to other projects in the country.
Donations Collected to Date
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