School Completion Report

O'srolao Primary School

O’Srolao Village, Sangkae District, Battambang Province, Cambodia

Start date

September 2023

Completion date

December 2023

GPS Coordinates

13°00’49.6″N 103°14’02.9″E

Project

Building for Education
Battambang, Cambodia

Local Partner

Children’s Action for Development 

PROJECT OUTPUTS
0
Classrooms
0
Toilets
0
Students
BACKGROUND

O’Srolao Primary School faced deteriorating conditions in its 1975 wooden building. Children were not permitted to attend school if it was windy and raining, as the building was too dangerous. The community demolished it in 2021, leaving 9 classrooms for 498 students, leading to makeshift learning spaces under a tree or on verandahs during bad weather. The School Director improved facilities, collaborated with NGOs, admitted 15 disabled students in 2022, and worked towards a safe learning environment through classroom upgrades. Despite her efforts, the school needed further support. 

Classes were conducted under a tree in the courtyard. During the rainy season they moved onto the verandahs.
OUTCOMES

O’Srolao Primary School now has three furnished classrooms and two toilets. As with all our projects, the community participated in the construction process for a sense of pride and ownership, which ensures sustainability. Additionally, the School Director raised $2000 to contribute towards the building  Government support will continue for teacher salaries and training, with the community managing the facility. The new environment ensures safe and conducive learning. Improved conditions benefit the community, preparing children for higher education. CAD is confident in the school’s ongoing improvement, supported by the School Director’s community connection and government collaboration. Regular follow-up visits will ensure effective monitoring and evaluation.

The new three classroom school building at O'Srolao Primary
GALLERY

FINANCIAL BREAKDOWN

Item Cost (AUD) Cost (USD)
Construction Materials & Labour
56,754
37,050
Management, Monitoring & Evaluation
10,177
6,644
Equipment
2,563
1,673
Travel & Other
283
185
TOTAL
69,777
45,552
THANK YOU!

To Navitas and Janine Milton for supporting the building of this school!

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