Chrak Svay Primary School invested in a School WASH package from Clear Cambodia, 2 years ago. The Chrak Svay school currently serves 571 student from the district surrounding the school. The school’s principal, Mr. Chhap Sarin, has worked at the school since 2005 and has been the school principal since 2014.
The school has a well, but the water that they are able to pump from the well is muddy, and the water has a unpleasant smell. They have tried other filters in the past and even tried a Household BioSand filter to get clean drinking water for the students. While the Household BioSand filter produced high quality clean water, it simply was unable to meet the daily water demands of over 500 children in a hot, humid climate.
Before investing in the School WASH facilities, the children had no place to wash their hands. Teachers would place basins of water outside each classroom once a day so children could wash their hands, but only a few students could wash their hands before it became muddy and dirty as well.