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Thailand: Clean water for remote mountain schools

This project is aimed at helping children from poor villages located in very remote mountainous areas in Northwest Thailand. Many of these children cannot complete primary school because of the long travel distances to school and the lack of good living accommodations at the schools.
The Samsara Foundation is helping to solve this problem by providing several schools in this mountainous Northwest region with living accommodations and other facilities so that children can live at their school during school periods and thus complete their primary education. 

One of the most important and essential contribution to a better life for the children, is access to clean drinking water. It prevents diseases, but the availability of clean water will also attract more and better-qualified teachers to the mountain schools. Many schools in this specific area do not have access to clean drinking water. This project is aimed specially at the installation of twenty water purification machines at twenty schools. Eight of the twenty schools do not have access to water at the end of the dry season. These schools also need a cement water collecting tank to store the rainwater during the rainy season to use in the dry season.

Samsara can be followed on their weblog: http://samsaravoorwildeganzen.blogspot.com/

Water purification machine

24 Feb 2011 - 24 Feb 2012: 2x 

Collecting tanks

Collecting tanks

01 Oct 2010 - 30 Sep 2011: 1x 

Water purification machine

01 Oct 2010 - 30 Sep 2011: 2x 

The goal of this project is to improve the health of children in remote mountain hill villages in northwest Thailand. This will be realised by implementing water purification machines and rainwater collecting tanks.

This project will be started in co-operation with the Ministry of Education with support of the local people (parents) and teachers. The community will provide volunteers to help building and maintaining all facilities. The Ministry takes care of the school buildings, the salary of teachers and teachings material. For extra facilities in the selected schools, external funds can be requested for as in this case for the water installations.

Donations can fund the twenty water purification machines and eight rainwater collecting tanks for twenty selected schools. Training will be organised regarding maintenance of the installations, so people involved from the schools can maintain the systems themselves

Stichting Samsara

Samsara Foundation is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that responds to the educational and health needs of children. Samsara is actively involved in building schools, school facilities and providing scholarships to underprivileged children in the remote areas of northern Thailand “with a belief that education will break the cycle of poverty”. Samsara is active since 2000 and registered as an official Thai NGO since 2008. By doing so, it has further established its network with the local communities, local leaders and relevant government agencies such as the Department of Education and the Ministry of Education. Samsara Foundation is committed to providing its donors with full and transparent accountability. It respects and values the opinions and input of its volunteers, donors, students, school representatives and members of the broader community.