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    Install A Toilet

    Helping Cambodian Communities eOcambo Volunteer Programs

    Having a Toilet is taken for granted in Western countries.  Some of us from the west may have grown up with an outdoor outhouse, but we had one easily accessable.  This is not the case for too many Cambodian families.

    In Cambodia more than 80% of the population live outside areas that have sewage systems mostly in rural areas and UNICEF estimates that only 16% of these people have access to adequate toilets.

    A report by WaterAid found that lack of sanitation causes many long term and life-long health problems.  Multiple bouts of diarrhea cause serious conditions like stunted growth, cognitive, emotional and social development issues which impact on a child’s entire life.

    Children who have multiple illnesses due to a lack of sanitation fall behind at school and end up dropping out.  This leaves them in a cycle of poverty that very few can ever break.

    A toilet can be shared by a few families, this means that investing in one helps out many people.  It costs less than a night on the town with dinner to help give these children a future.

    LOCATION

    The location of the site for the toilet will usually be within 20km of Siem Reap city.

    Despite the money tourism brings in, Siem Reap province is still one of the poorest in Cambodia and many rural families do not have access to basic sanitation.

    The addition of a toilet to a home provides the people with dignity and the basic human right of adequate sanitation. It is incredible the difference it can make to people’s lives.

    Expert local knowledge and care is taken to ensure that installing a toilet does not interrupt or contaminate access to clean water so at times its necessary for several families to share one toilet depending upon the surrounding land.

    WHAT SKILLS ARE NEEDED?

    Volunteers do not need any specific skills as the as local people provide direction and assistance.  Toilets installed in rural areas are relatively simple as they are non-flushing.

    Most of the work needed is manual labour, digging and inserting a prefabricated concrete lining along with the covering and privacy screening.

    Often a toilet is the start of bathroom, so the set up is important and controlled by the local supervisors.  The experienced superviors survey the area to ensure the toilet does not contaminate the local water supply or any wells.

    As the toilets are located in a poor rural communities working alongside the local people is a very eye opening experience for some volunteers.

    Just coming with a passion to help and a sense of humor and goodwill to work in a village environment where building a Toilet relies more on physical people power rather than power tools is all volunteers need for this project.

     

    HOW MUCH DOES A TOILET COST?

    Each Toilet costs only US$350 and it takes around 2 days to install.

    We feel it is desirable to install more than one toilet at a time in a local village so volunteers can improve the health and happiness of a lot of peoples lives in a few days.

    Volunteers  choose how many Toilets they wish to install and payment made directly towards purchasing materials and for local contractors to assist with installation.

    eOcambo does not charge a fee and the money for the toilet is paid directly to the NGO responsible.

    eOcambo Volunteer Programs does not receive any fee or receive any direct payment from contractors associated with installing a toilet.

    Cost – $350 USD

    Time – 2 Days

    VOLUNTEER INSTALL A TOILET PROJECT DETAIL

    Volunteering Package (Minimum Project Period : 3 Days )

    • 1 day Siem Reap Orientation including Cultural Education and basic Khmer Language before commencing volunteer placement (Optional at an extra cost)
    • 2 days Volunteering placement constructing and installing Toilets in local Siem Reap village
    • Volunteers will experience and participate in a range of activities including :
      Introduction to the village area and local building staff and the families receiving their Toilet
      Various activities involved with installing the Toilets under the direction of local supervisors.
      Handing over the new Toilets to the families in the village.
    • Lunch provided by the local people for 2 Days volunteering
    • Transportation to and from the village sites during 2 Day placement
    • 3 Nights Accommodation including daily breakfast, free hi-speed wi-fi, air-conditioning, bathroom with hot shower, swimming pool, spa, 24 hour reception. Options of  double/twin share or single occupancy room
    • Return airport transfers
    • Dedicated English speaking volunteer coordinator is provided by eOcambo Hospitality Volunteer Programs to assist 24/7 in Siem Reap during volunteers visit.

    Cost will depend upon the time of year the project is carried out and which accommodation option is chosen.

    Accommodation options can be found by following this link:

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    Please contact us for more information.

    Please note- eOcambo does not take any volunteering fees. If they are required, the volunteers pay them directly to the NGO they will be working with.

    ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

    eOcambo Volunteer Programs offers volunteers a range of different accommodation depending upon your budget.

    Please follow this link to investigate our three hotels:

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    Then please contact us with your selection and dates. We will attempt to give you a better price depending upon the time of year and number of guests.

    Please note that eOcambo Hospitality Group runs the 1001 Nights for 1001 Bikes promotion from May until September.  This promotion can save you money and donate a bicycle to a school student.  Please contact us for more information.


    Optional Activities Available

    • Optional Extras
    • Welcome Dinner including Traditional Apsara Dancing and Cultural Show
    • Cooking Classes in delicious Khmer Cuisine
    • Tours to Angkor Wat, Floating Villages, ancient ruins and other amazing sights
    • Exclusive Jayavaman’s Jungle Treks
    • Presentation by experienced archaeologist
    • An amazing array of diverse activities around Siem Reap, from ziplining over ancient temples  to golf on international standard courses.

    Extra Costs 

    • Airfares to and from Siem Reap
    • Cambodian Visa
    • Travel Insurance with Volunteer extension (required)
    • Meals not included in the volunteer package
    • Personal spending money
    • Providing Water Wells – $285 each

    Volunteering Combination Packages

    Often if volunteers are staying for more than a week or 2 they like to experience more than one type of volunteer activity. eOcambo Volunteer Programs has various different projects allowing people to help in different ways.

    All itineraries are individual and will be made on a case by case basis.

    We suggest a complete day free after arrival and prior to the project starting, especially if this is your first time to Cambodia.  This day can be used for:

    • Our optional Siem Reap orientation, cultural and educational tour.
    • Picking up personal supplies like sunscreen and insect repellant, a hat and refillable water bottle
    • Relaxing after a long flight by the pool
    • Sightseeing
    • Experiencing a little Khmer culture
    • All of the above

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    Contact Information

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    Address: #Street 22 (Tea Chamrat), Wat Bo Village, Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Phone Number: (+855) 92 991 005 | (+855) 96 235 3127

    Email Address: [email protected]

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