This project is part of Bridge Water Project's current well rehabilitation program. The following detail is direct from BWP, and has been edited for clarity:
The proposed project is a borehole, a drilled well at Khayimba primary school. The school has a population of 1156 pupils and 17 teachers. The local community consisting 300 households will also have access to this facility. In addition there is a Anglican church neighbouring the school which will draw water from this source.
The hand pump was stolen five years ago. The head teacher of this school said that the water committee was never set up and the community never owned the project. The head teacher also said that since then the pupils have had a hard time even to concentrate in their class work. The school currently access water from a stream which is 2km away.
As well as flushing the borehole and replacing the hand pump at this site, BWP is also running a hygiene and sanitation program with staff and students, and working with the school to ensure the creation of a functioning water user committee to ensure the ongoing maintenance of this source in the future.
08/01/2012: Khayimba project complete!
Bridge Water Project have just sent through this update, detailing the handing over ceremony at Khayimba. Great news, th eproject hardware has been completed, and the project is now fully in the hands of the community. Bridge Water Project will be back at Khayimba in a few months to ensure everything is running smoothly.
07/09/2012: Well rehabilitation under way at Khayimba
Bridge Water Project and the community have started the hardware repair at Khayimba. The work has been complicated, as there were some rocks down the borehole casing. The team have had to dig down around the casing in order to get at the blockage. Interesting stuff, and great to see innovative problem solving on the ground in Kenya!
06/27/2012: Communmity education at Khayimba
The kids at Khayimba have been learning about hygiene, as Bridge Water Project focuses on the hygiene promotion aspect of this project, prior to the commencement of the well repair.
A local Kenyan well drilling NGO
Repairing wells can be one of the most efficient ways to bring clean, safe water to a community. When our partners identify old broken down wells, they assess the costs of repairing it vs. replacing it. Often times, it's relativly easy to simply replace a rusted pump or even re-case the hole.
Each repair project is put through the same community mobilization process as a new well. Communities are trained in sanitation and hygiene and long-term follow up is put in place so that the repaired well will work for as long as possible.
A well is being restored for a community in Kenya
Project Type: Well Rehab