Mar 13, 2014

CAMBODIA: "I love this AquaTower very much!"

Children at AquaTower
Children at AquaTower

It's been less than a year since your generous donations brought clean water and hygiene education to Taek Primary School in Siem Reap, and already you have transformed the lives of hundreds... Here's how...

Seng Sreilleak, school Headmaster, explains that, "since the AquaTower and Water-Health & Hygiene education program, 98% of our students transformed to drinking clean water and washing their hands regularly. Our school attendance is very much improved, and the student's families come to collect clean water because they've changed their habits too!"

A third grade teacher at Taek Primary, Saem Channan, is now able to teach her students about germs and how they spread, along with how and when to wash their hands through the hygiene education program. She explained that since she's been teaching the education program in her class, "I noticed my student's skin has much improved because they drink the clean water now."

Chhun Vannchhai, a 6th grade student, describes the impact your donations have made in just a few words, "I love this AquaTower very much! Now my family has no diarrhea. My father comes three times a week to the school to collect clean water from the tower. I wish to see that more AquaTowers be installed in other communities to help kids like me."

We wish to see the same - we are still fundraising for an AquaTower in the neighboring village of Chey. We only need $7,000 to provide 1,000 more children and community members with clean, safe water and hygiene education for the first time! 

A big 'Thank You' for your generosity and support from the school and community of Taek!

Bringing Clean Water Home
Bringing Clean Water Home
Children at AquaTower
Children at AquaTower
Chhun Vannchhai, 6th Grade Student
Chhun Vannchhai, 6th Grade Student

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Dec 12, 2013

CAMBODIA: What a Difference 6 Months Can Make!

Sam, student at Taek Primary School
Sam, student at Taek Primary School

Just six months ago, through all of your gracious donations, an AquaTower, along with hygiene education, was deployed at Taek Primary School in Siem Reap.  Prior to the AquaTower, this school and community did not have access to clean water, causing many, especially children, to suffer from chronic waterborne illnesses.

Hear what the community is saying after just six months of having clean, safe water and hygiene education...

“I always bring my water bottle to the school to collect clean water from the water tower.  This water is delicious and drinking it does not cause diarrhea. During the school time, my teacher encourages students to bring this clean water home. I really enjoy this tower and always wash my hands now..." said Sam , 11 year old boy at Taek Primary School.

“In the past, I neglected the clean water issue. When my family and I were busy with rice planning, my children drank water from the water jar and then they would have diarrhea. After the tower installation at the school, I can bring clean water from the tower to drink at my home. This tower also reduces my time to find firewood for boiling water, my children never get diarrhea any more, and my children's school attendance is very much improved. I thank the people who donated this tower to our community," said Mrs. Un , mother of three living in Taek Village.

Taek Village is the first of two impoverished communities we are fundraising for. Neither village has access to electricity or clean water. Sok Nha, school headmaster, told us, "Our students do not have access to clean water at school or at home. The most wanted thing, and highest priority for us here is clean water - it's more important than having electricity."

Again, thank you all for making this dream a reality for over 1,000 people in need! 

Mrs. Un , mother of 3 in Taek Village
Mrs. Un , mother of 3 in Taek Village
Students using AquaTower
Students using AquaTower
Community members using AquaTower
Community members using AquaTower
Community members using AquaTower
Community members using AquaTower
Students using AquaTower
Students using AquaTower

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Sep 13, 2013

CAMBODIA: Over 1,000 People Now Have Clean, Safe Water for the First Time

Students celebrating clean water
Students celebrating clean water

Over 1,000 children and villagers in Taek Village, just outside of Siem Reap, now have clean, safe water for the first time! Thank you to the many donors who have made this possible. Our local deployment partner, PLAN International, joined Planet Water to deploy the AquaTower, along with our Water-Health & Hygiene education program, at Taek Primary School. The students, teachers, and village members all joined in the celebration upon installation of the AquaTower, which was blessed by local monks.

Taek Village is the first of two impoverished communities we are fundraising for. Neither village has access to electricity or clean water. Sok Nha, school headmaster, told us, "Our students do not have access to clean water at school or at home. The most wanted thing, and highest priority for us here is clean water - it's more important than having electricity."

Thank you for making this dream a reality for over 1,000 people in need! 

AquaTower blessing given by Monks and community
AquaTower blessing given by Monks and community
Children accessing clean water
Children accessing clean water
Children accessing clean water
Children accessing clean water
Children accessing clean water
Children accessing clean water
Teaching students about germs and how they spread
Teaching students about germs and how they spread
 
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