Non Khun School Water Project – Thailand

Non Kahm, Thailand

Community Description
The village of Non Khun is a small rural community sustained mostly by agriculture. The weather is hot and dry, and 95% of the income of villagers comes from planting rice and secondary crops, such as chili peppers, corn and tomatoes.

The village relies on rainfall during the months of May through October for the success of the crops. Often the rainfall is not sufficient, and crops suffer. In addition, many people do not have enough water for drinking, bathing and cooking.

Despite the hard conditions of the area, the community remains motivated and proud of the crops that they produce. The villagers are able to send most of their children to school, and the community works hard to support the schools and the education of their children.

The students at the Non Khun School presently have no access to clean drinking water, and must either bring water from home or drink from spigots on the school property. Water from both of these sources is unsafe for drinking.

The school currently must buy bottled water for cooking lunches for the students at the canteen.

Project Description
This project is to install a filtered water system at the school. Water will be filtered through a carbon and resin based filtering system that is attached to a holding tank outside of the canteen. The water in the holding tank will be pumped from the ground source near the school.

Two spigots will be attached to the canteen wall, one providing water for students, teachers and staff to drink and fill their water bottles or glasses, and the other for the cooking staff to use in food preparation.

onents will be purchased and installed by PCV Sarah Brooks, together with the construction manager.

All project funds will be used for the purchase of the tank and filtration system.

Project Impact
207 students and 12 staff members at the school will benefit from clean water. The surrounding community, consisting of over 200 families, will also have access to the water when attending school functions, or when needed.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Sarah Brooks

Although water is currently available at the school, it is not potable. This project provides a simple and inexpensive solution to the problem.

The project will eliminate the need to purchase water, and thus save money for the school that could be better used for educational purposes. Students will have clean water to drink, and be relieved from having to bring their own water to school each day.

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 Peace Corps Volunteer Sarah Brooks of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Sarah and/or those of her counterpart PCVs in Thailand.

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