Ban Na Community Museum Water and Sanitation Project – Thailand

Ban Na, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand

Community Description
Nakhon Nayok is one of the central provinces of Thailand. The Administrative Division of Ban Na is in the western part of the province.

 This project is located on a property centrally located near the Senior Center, Health Center, and the Sub-district Administration Office (SAO), with easy access by all community members.

The community is primarily agricultural, growing rice and fruit. Families living on small farms, less than 10 acres each, rely on selling rice, fruit, hogs and chickens to generate an income.

The community is establishing a museum of local oral history. The facility will also serve many other community needs.

Using senior citizens and high school students, the lives of local people and families will be documented by interviews and pictures. The collection will reflect the community members’ need to identify with the history and the place in which they live.

Each village is directly involved in contributing their family histories to the museum. In addition, the school will use the facility to teach local history, involving the students from an adjoining community, Ban Na.

Project Description
This project is to provide the water and sanitation facilities for the community museum.

Specifically, the project will provide clean accessible drinking water for adults and children through the purchase and installation of drinking fountains and sinks, and a hygienic operational bathroom, by bringing water to the facility.

Project funds will be used to purchase sinks and fixtures as well as pipe, hardware., and other materials.

The community will provide the necessary labor at no cost, utilizing experienced village tradesmen from an approved list.

The museum will be developed in an existing traditional historical wooden Thai building, which is vacant at present. Although it is over 100 years old, it is very sturdy and will provide adequate space for exhibits, community meetings, student visitations and lectures. The building has been donated at no cost.

The museum will be run at little or on cost and on an entirely volunteer basis.

The project is being administered under the direction of Paka Sub-district Administration Office (SAO).

Project Impact
This project will benefit the 10,000 people currently living in the Tambon (13 villages) who can be expected to visit the facility.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Toni Castellucci

This project has great community support, and is being implemented largely with local resources. The completed facility will be visited by a large number of people who will benefit from the water and sanitation services provided by this project.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has been fully funded through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Toni Castellucci of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by other PCVs in the country of service.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.