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 drilled well at Mung’ang’a primary school. The school has a population of 1000 students and 26 teachers. The hand pump at this school was stolen, and since then the pupils have had to carry water to school from home every day. The head teacher said that the pupils of this school are forced carry water in small containers which is not safe for consumption. Many pupils have left the school due to the poor conditions. She also said that lack of water in the school has contributed to indiscipline cases among many pupils and poor performance in tests.
Bridge Water Project is committed to working with the school to both repair the hardware and develop a hygiene and sanitation training program. A water user committee will be set up and trained on how to manage the facility into the future, especially with regards to maintenance events.
07/16/2012: Mung'ang'a Project complete
Bridge Water Project have completed the well repair at Mung'ang'a. and water i snow flowing. The team have handed over the project to the community. Mung'ang'a community are now responsible for the ongoing operation and maintenance of their water source. In the coming months BWP staff will return to the site to ensure the community are handing this responsibility adequately, and that they have the capacity to deal with future maintenance issues effectively.
07/09/2012: Flushing underway at Mung'ang'a
The borehole has been flushed at Mung'ang'a, in preparation for the new pump head installation. Good progress on the ground in Kenya!
06/27/2012: Children at Mung'ang'a learn key hygiene messages
Children at Mung'ang'a have been learning about key hygiene and sanitation messages from our partners Bridge Water Project. Excellent news!
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