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The Bopha School Project
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In 2019, a small group of volunteers from the Isle of Wight travelled to a remote school in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Here, they built a water purification tower to provide clean drinking water for the children at the school.

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At the time of the build, one of the volunteers – Bethan – had her period. There was no running water or changing facilities and the only private space was a tiny cubicle with a tarantula on the wall.

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It became clear that, alongside health risks such as Dengue Fever and lack of clean drinking water, period poverty is a major challenge that Cambodian girls face. Lack of water, changing facilities, period products and menstrual knowledge, result in girls getting ill, as well as missing huge chunks of their education.

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During the 2021 lockdown, the team had an idea. They made the the link between clean water, latrines, menstrual hygiene education and reusable sanitary products – allowing girls to return to school and break the poverty cycle.  

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Bethan, Steve, Annabelle, Phea and Lyna formed a team and with the help, support and generosity of some incredible businesses, communities and individuals, the first Bopha School Project was completed in March 2022. 

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Bopha School provided the Sebabromok Miyasita Primary School and local village girls with a double latrine, 2 x full day educational workshops on menstrual hygiene, as well as period kits that included reusable sanitary towels, laundering bags, journals and tracking charts for all workshop participants. 

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Like to know more?
Watch the Bopha Documentary...

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We are now fundraising for the second Bopha School Project, Preah Trapang Primary School, a tiny school, deep in the jungle that supports 81 students. We will be heading out there in March 2023.    

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