Baan Huey Tai School Bathroom Project – Thailand

Baan Huey Tai, Mae Phun, Lap Lae, Uttaradit, Thailand

Community Description
Baan Huey Tai is a rural village in Northern Thailand. It is located in the sub-district Mae Phun of Uttaradit Province. The village is a low-income community and has a population of about 300 people. The majority of villagers are gardeners growing various Thai fruits such as durian, longong and langsat.

Baan Huey Tai School can be found on top of a hill with small mountains surrounding it. The road taken to the top is winding with patches of dirt and paved road along the way. There is a temple as the bottom of the road that is still being restored from the flood that occurred four years ago. Many of the surrounding wooden and concrete homes still have the evidence of the water line from the flood.

The school has 130 students and 16 faculty members. There currently is only one faculty toilet, in poor condition. There is often flooding due to poor toilet drainage. An additional toilet is needed to accommodate faculty and visitors.

Project Description
This project is to build a bathroom to serve Baan Huey Tai School. It will have handwashing facilities to promote hygienic practices.

The new bathroom will be built outside behind the school building as an addition to the school. A new structure will be created, but as an extension to the building.

The bathroom will be hooked up to the existing water supply and sewage system.

Fixtures will include one western toilet, a water trough and a regular size sink.

A fluorescent light fixture will be installed inside the bathroom with a switch on the outside wall of the bathroom.

A cement floors floor will be poured and tiling installed. The cement walls will be painted.

Project funds will be used to purchase fixtures and materials, including pipes, toilet, electrical wiring, lighting, and sink.

Faculty and community members created the plan and collected local donations. They will work together to provide the labor to complete the bathroom.

Project Impact
130 students, 15 teachers and one principal will benefit daily from the new bathroom. In addition, about 250 people per year will benefit when the school is used for community meetings and events.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Nancymarie Mattner

This is an essential project needed to accommodate the needs of the students as well as faculty and the general community. As an addition to the school building, it is accomplished with minimal resources, utilizing and expanding upon the existing water, sewage, and electrical services.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative, with the help of friends and family of Peace Corps Volunteer Nancymarie Mattner.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Nancymarie of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by the PCV and/or other projects in the country of service.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.