Toilet Project
With such poor standards of sanitation in rural areas and with such a high death rate caused by diarrhea disease, especially amongst children, this could therefore not be a more pivotal development objective for Cambodia. However, at the current rate rural communities are gaining access to improve sanitation facilities,
CCDO works to prevent the spread of disease and illness caused by poor sanitation and hygiene by providing rural communities with access to improve sanitation facilities and educating communities about the importance of good hygiene practice, First our project concentrate to rural school. Improving people’s sanitation is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of diseases and illnesses that cause the deaths of millions across the globe. Furthermore, improved sanitation has a positive impact both on the surrounding environment and on the social development of communities, fostering social inclusion, gender equality and human dignity. Add to this the potential economic benefits of improved sanitation, such as increased school attendance and worker productivity; improved agriculture; a reduction in health costs and a boost in tourism revenues, and it quickly becomes apparent that whilst sanitation may not be development at its most glamorous, it is certainly development at its most essential.

1. There are 85% of rural Cambodians don’t have toilet
2. Diarrhoea caused by poor sanitation, tuberculosis and malaria combined.       
3. Improving sanitation in developing countries.
Health and hygiene education:

CCDO also provides communities with education on health and hygiene related issues. We hold frequent seminars in the villages that we work with so that we can raise awareness about the impact of good hygiene upon community health and therefore foster an improvement in good hygiene practices amongst the community. All direct beneficiaries of our water and sanitation work are required to go to such seminars as a condition of us carrying out work for them and we encourage as many other members of the community as possible to also attend. In addition, we hold frequent seminars at local schools as they are ideal environments in which to disseminate knowledge about health and hygiene and to instigate changes in hygiene practices at the community level. Typically our seminars are run jointly by our Khmer team and our international team and we try to be as theatrical as possible when delivering the information, in order to make sure it is both entertaining and easy to understand for the community. 

We also offer education on a more informal basic. Our Khmer team is given training in health and hygiene and is encouraged to relate the importance of good hygiene practices to community members at any opportunities (when they are working together with members of a household in order to install a pump or an ablution block for example).

Finally, our health and hygiene education program provide opinion formers such as teachers, religious leaders or community leaders with advanced training in health and hygiene so that they can promote and sustain our work after we have finished a project in their village.

     CCDO's Toilet for Tapang School               CCDO's Toilet for kirimeanon Primary School