Bang Phai Primary School Water Station Project – Thailand

Bang Phai, Bang Mul Nak, Phichit, Thailand

Community Description
Bang Phai is a small village of 1,900 people, located in the southern part of Northern Thailand. It is about 5 hours north of Bangkok.

The water in the water stations contains leaves and dirt, and is not sanitary for consumption. Cracks and breaks in the pipe system result in contaminated water reaching homes and schools.

Due to the bad water problems children drink mostly soda pop and fruit drinks with a lot of sugar. Dental problems are a huge issue.

The Thai Government has addressed dental problems by initiating a program to have the children brush their teeth after lunch, but without good drinking water this program tends to be overlooked.

The existing drinking station at the Bang Phai Primary School has broken pipes, and most of the faucets do not work. Thus few if any children brush their teeth after lunch, and most do not drink the water.

Project Description
This project is to build a new and accessible drinking water station at the school.

The drinking water station will be constructed of concrete and tile. There will be six stations at two different heights to accommodate the younger and older students, 3 for the taller students and 3 for the shorter students.

The station will be about 12 ft wide and 2 to 2 1/2 feet deep, with an extended platform for the students to stand on so they won’t have to stand in the dirt.

The water supply will come from the school’s water source. About 20 feet of pipe will need to be replaced.

Project funds will be used to purchase the materials, including concrete, tile, plastic pipe, fittings, and faucets. Most materials will be acquired from Bang Mul Nak which is about 12 km away.

Work will be donated by parents, teachers, students and local Tessaban.

Project Impact
About 135 students will benefit from this installation.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Sue Akins

The installation of the new drinking water station will promote the consumption of safe water and good hygiene, and will allow compliance with the government dental health program.

Peace Corps Volunteer Sue Akins previously completed the Bang Phai Nursery Water Project – Thailand.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has been fully funded through the generosity of James Berg, of Scottsdale, AZ, USA, with the following dedication:

This donation is made in the name of the David Guy Family: David, Leslie, Hannah, Sam, Chris and Julia.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Sue of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Sue and/or those of other PCVs in Thailand.

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