Kandieng High School Water Project – Cambodia

Kandieng District, Pursat Province, Cambodia

Community Description
Kandieng High School is located in the middle of the village on the
riverfront, 12 km away from the provincial capital. The school consists of 5 large buildings, with approximately 1440 students, grades 7-12, and 60 teachers.

The school has a good attendance rate throughout the academic year as well as off-season, because students attend summer school.

The school lacks a clean and reliable water source for the students who come to campus each day, the 20 students who live on campus, 6 female bathrooms and 12 on-site food vendors.

Currently, students walk with buckets to a nearby pond to refill the
bathrooms daily. The food vendors use the water from the pond, as well, to wash dishes and utensils.

The boys who live on the school premises wash their clothes with pond water, bathe in pond water, and cook with pond water. Due to constant and heavy usage, the pond dries up prior to the dry season.

The school has an underground water pump, but it has been broken since 2003. There is also a 75 meter deep well, but it is dry and empty.

Project Description
This project will connect the village’s main clean water supply, which runs past the school, to 6 outlets on the school premises. The outlets are located around the main buildings of the school, and are all easily accessible to the bathrooms.

Project funds will be used to purchase piping, fittings, and other materials.

The labor for digging, laying pipes and installation will be contributed by a small group of male teachers and students.

Project Impact
1440 students who live both on and off campus, 60 faculty and staff, and various on-site food vendors will benefit from the project. In addition, the water supply will be used by 2 families who live in the area surrounding the school.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Diana Wong

This project will alleviate the tremendous problem of having to hand-carry water onto the school campus to be used for drinking, cleaning, and hygiene. It provides a source of safe water to replace the water from the pond, which is often polluted or nonexistent.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now 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 Peace Corps Volunteer Diana Wong of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Diana and/or those of her counterpart PCVs in Cambodia.

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