Nong Sua School Handwashing Station Project – Thailand

Village Baan Nong Sua, Tambon Khok Duer, Amphur PaiSali,
Nakhon Sawan, Thailand

Community Description
Baan Nong Sua is a village located in the northern part of Central Thailand. It is a small community of about 700 people, with the majority working as rice farmers.

While Central Thailand is wealthier than other parts of Thailand, this village lacks the rainfall to harvest rice more than once a year. Therefore, many people in Baan Nong Sua are living on an insignificant income of around 1,500 USD a year, according to the Sub-District office of Khok Duer.

The village is charming with a beautiful wat, small wooden homes and rural dirt roads. Nong Sua School is in the center of the village, serving 60 elementary students. In addition, it is often used as the venue for village meetings, as well as larger gatherings, holiday festivities and daily socializing.

The school was built over 70 years ago and has had very few amenities added since. While it is quite pleasant, it lacks the proper sanitation needed to keep the students clean and healthy. Presently, the students and the teachers have no efficient way of washing their hands, doing their dishes or brushing their teeth.

Project Description
This project is to build a handwashing station at the Nong Sua School.

The sinks will be built between the bathrooms and the kitchen, in an easily-accessible location. The sinks will be made of cement and covered with tile. There will be a number of spigots so that several students can be washing their hands or brushing their teeth at the same time.

Project Impact
The 60 students that attend school at Nong Sua will directly benefit. In addition, the 700 community members who attend meetings and gatherings there will also benefit.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Noelle Neel

A sink with running water, for washing hands and brushing teeth, will replace the current system, in which all of the students use the same two bowls filled with water throughout the day. It is an easy solution to reduce the transmission of disease and introduce proper hygienic practices to the students.

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 Noelle Neele of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Noelle and/or those of her counterpart PCVs in Thailand.

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