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These boys are  helping move the new tank and stand into position at Porpel Primary School. Image: Narith

purpose and aim

The purpose of the running water project is to address the need for increased sanitation in schools in the province of Kampong Thom, Cambodia.

By increasing sanitation for all staff and students, there is likely to be an increase in positive educational outcomes.

Improved sanitation, particularly running water in toilets and hand washing, increases the likelihood that girls at puberty will attend school more frequently.

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The school community are always very involved in delivering the projects. Images: Thy

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School children and teachers completing irrigation for a school kitchen garden in Phum Thnal - in conjunction with the World Food Program.

Image: Thy

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The running water project is grounded in the notion of human equity which is concerned with the dissolution of gendered, racial and colonial frameworks. It takes its lead from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:            

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In combination these three goals can impact an individual’s capacity to escape poverty.

our core interventions are framed by water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and our focus is installing urinals and menstrual health management (MHM) kits in government schools to reduce toilet/student ratios and increase school attendance

the projects we do

Every school in Kampong Thom requires improved infrastructure to deliver increased sanitation. The projects and the schools in which we work are decided by Thy and Narith in consultation with the school principals and community chiefs. The running water project then enables those projects to be completed by providing funds, know-how and administrative back up.

The projects are very practical and hands on. All the materials and labour are sourced locally. We engage with the local stakeholders of each school: principal, teachers and community to design a system that meets their particular needs. 

Thy talking to the Community Chief, Vice Principal and Principal, at Boepung Primary School. Image: Susie

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