Clean Drinking Water for School
Although Thailand is generally blessed with ample water resources, the availability of clean drinking water is often a problem, particularly in up-country areas.
Many children in rural Thailand drink untreated or poorly treated water at their schools, which makes them ill and impairs their studies, these are the children we decided to help.
Please read about the project we are building together
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Provinces of Thailand
THB 67 M
Donated so far
Children with Clean Water
Providing drinking water to underprivileged children
Thailand is located in southeast Asia, where there are 69 million people living there today.
Thailand's cities are covered in tall buildings and shopping malls, but the rural areas still lack clean water. It has been said that a third of the surface water in Thailand is of inadequate condition. Further tests have proved that the Northerncentral and Southern provinces have the worst quality of water.
Due to the polluted rivers, mitigation procedures like management of other pollution sources are necessary. Some underprivileged areas cannot afford these measures and are forced to drink the polluted water everyday, causing illnesses and stopping children from attending school.
The Rotary Club of Bangkok South
Typical filtration system
A standard system produces enough water each day for up to 400 students. The system allows re-use of reject water for toilets, cleaning and gardening and occasionally the excess purified water can be used by village residents. Each system can produce clean water for 10 years or more. That is a cost of less than one fifth of a cent per student, per day.
Serving up to 400 students
A recipient school should have less than 400 students, be outside the provincial center and be poor. Water samples are tested to determine the level of cleaning and consequent configuration of system required. The school must build, and pay for, a shed to house the machine to detailed instructions. This gives the school and local community an ownership stake in the project.
We need your help
Each project costs THB 120,000-150,000, depending on the type of system needed and the school’s location. This includes the machine itself, its installation, and a maintenance fund of THB 25,000, given to the local Rotary Club and sufficient for 4-5 years. We have an extensive sponsorship programme for these projects, at various levels
Some of the Projects completed by Rotary Club of Bangkok South and its domestic and overseas partners
Clean drinking water systems in 10 provincial schools
Rotary Club of Bangkok South installed reverse-osmosis water filtration systems in 10 schools in Saraburi so that poor students, teachers and surrounding communities could have access to clean drinking water daily. By installing these clean drinking water systems we helped to improve the lives of up to 5,000 people
in many ways. Typically, attendance at school improves dramatically when children have access to clean water, as do grades after a while, as healthier children learn better. The total cost of this project, US$ 24,500, was supported by the Rotary Club of Amsterdam Minerva, the Rotary Club of Bangkok South and the Rotary Club of Chalermprakiat.
Clean drinking water systems in 11 provincial schools
Rotary Club of Bangkok South, with support from international partners installed reverse-osmosis water filtration systems in 15 schools in rural Angthong,100 kilometers north of Bangkok. The total cost of this project, US$28,334, was supported by the Rotary Club of Suzuka Bay, Japan, the Rotary Club of Bangkok South, the Rotary Club of Angthong.
Clean drinking water systems in 17 provincial schools
Rotary Club of Bangkok South, with support from international partners installed reverse-osmosis water filtration systems in 15 schools in rural Lopburi, about 150 kilometres north of Bangkok.The total cost of this project, US$ 48,167, was supported by the Rotary Club of Amsterdam Minerva, the Rotary Club of Bangkok South, the Rotary Club of Banmi, Lopburi, the Rotary Clubs of Amsterdam-Sloterdijk, Amsterdam-Halfweg, Amsterdam-Oost, Amsterdam-West, Amsterdam-Zuid and Amstelveen and Stichting Inter-Adam.
There are three levels of sponsorships:
sponsoring one system
sponsoring two systems
sponsoring three systems