Baan Dada Children’s Home and Community Services:
This project aims to collect rainwater during rainy season for the use of the children’s home in Huay Malai Sangklaburi, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Statement of Problem:
Sangklaburi, a north western part of Thailand, has almost six months of rainy season. This is due to the lush rain forest near the borders of Burma. Currently, Baan Dada Children’s Home has no rain water collection system for residential consumption. The buildings of the children’s home itself has a big roofing to collect enough rain water for use but due to lack of fund we could not install such a system.
Project Scope and Approach:
The project aims to install roof gutters on three buildings of the children’s home, and collect this water in tanks. The installation of roof gutters are to be sub contracted and the installation of pipes, filter systems, and tanks will be handled by the children’s home project manager.
Neo-Humanist FoundationThe Neo-Humanist Foundation, through one of its site projects in Huay Ma Lai named Baan Dada Children’s Home and Community Services (started in 1994) is currently undertaking a number of community development projects in neighboring areas. The community projects presently include an orphanage home known locally as Baan Dada Children’s Home, a growing children’s home weaving enterprise, a goat lending project, a Homestay Eco-Tourism livelihood project and a fish raising livelihood project in Piloki Village, an eye care outreach program, and The Vaccination Outreach Program for non-Thai children living within the borders Burma near Sangklaburi, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.The Neo-Humanist Foundation is a non-profit organization that is registered (since 1990) with the Thai Ministry of Welfare (Registration number 5008).
The Neo-Humanist Foundation is affiliated with a global organization called AMURT (Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team
Project Fund Requirement:
The total project cost amounts to 33,800.-baht. This would cover the contract for installing roof gutters, purchase of PVC pipes and valves, water filters, and plastic water tanks.
Project cost Table:
Roof Gutter Installation Contract: 90 meters at 200.00 baht per meter – Total: 18,000.00
3″ PVC Pipe: 7 pieces at 420.00 baht per pc – Total: 2,940.00
Cotton Filter Roll: 12 pc at 350.00 baht per pc – Total: 4,200.00
3″ PVC valve: 3 pc at 420.00 baht per pc – Total: 1,260.00
Plastic Water Tank: 1m dia x 1.2m H, 2 tanks at 3,700.00 baht per tank – Total: 7,400.00
Total Cost 33,800.00
Once the water collection system is installed it can last for a maximum of ten years with minimum maintenance. The annual 60% electricity saving for the duration of six months of rain is 21,600.- baht.
The beneficiaries of this project is the residents of Baan Dada Children’s Home and Community Services. There are currently almost 60 children in the home.Here are the images of the completed project: