Lunza SecondarySchool

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Latitude 0.24
Longitude 34.55

500 Served

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This project is part of Bridge Water Project’s program in Western Kenya. What follows is direct from them:


The proposed Lunza Secondary School water project is in Mwirunya village, Lunza sub-location, West Marama location, Lunza division, Butere District, Kakamega County.

Lunza Secondary school began in the year 1986 by concerted efforts of saints of Lunza Parish Anglican church of Kenya (ACK) Dioceses of Butere.

The school is a mixed day secondary school offering secondary education for both girls and boys. However, despite the school having served for the last 26 years access to quality and consistent water supply has been the major challenge among many otherschallenges the school is experiencing.

The school management learned of Bridge Water Project’s assistance by providing quality water for domestic use and hygiene standards of the school and the community in general.


The school currently has a hand dug shallow well which doesn’t meet the school’s demand and dries up during long dry spell. Causing students to carry water from home whenever they come to school. The turbidity value of water from this well is 5.


The school records an enrollment of 520 students, 24 teaching staff and 16 non-teaching staff and a total of 320 community members that would benefit from the source if provided.


The hygiene and sanitation of the schools is good despite of luck adequate water supply. The school has 32 pit latrines which serves students and teachers, these toilets are washed 3 times per week, the school also has a composite pit where litters/trash are dumped.

Though no hand washing pints outside toilets and every classrooms etc.


Students, teachers and Lunza primary school pupils will be the beneficiaries if the borehole is drilled.


The school has a feeding programme for both students and  teachers which calls for adequate quality water supply that can be relied upon in both rainy and dry seasons.

That with quality water available school management will ensure installation of tap washes outside toilets classrooms and even staff room so that to instill hand washing habits. Hence improving hygiene and sanitation standards of the school.


The School Management committee that already exists will look into it that the water supply if provided is maintained and the same will be emphasized towards the maintenance of the source. Bridge water project staff during community education will strengthen the water committee during the implementation of the project.

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Recent Project Updates

03/04/2013: Lunza Secondary School Project Complete

We are excited to report that the construction of a new well at Lunza Secondary School in Kenya is complete.  The new well is now a source of safe, clean water for the school and surrounding community.  We just posted the latest information from the field including great new pictures of the finished project.

The Water Project : kenya4155_handing-over_1

02/25/2013: Drilling At Lunza Secondary School

We just received a new set of pictures from Lunza Secondary School in Kenya.  The new borehole is being drilled, a major step towards bringing clean water to these students!

The Water Project : kenya4155_drilling_1

02/19/2013: Water Is Coming To Lunza Secondary School, Kenya

We are excited to report that work is just getting underway to construct a new well for the Lunza Secondary School in Kenya.  We just posted an initial report from our partners in the field including information about the school and community, GPS coordinates, and pictures.

The Water Project : kenya4155_3

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
ProjectID: 4155
Install Date:  03/04/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/28/2018
Well Depth:  98.00M

Visit History:
03/07/2014 — Functional
10/19/2015 — Needs Attention
02/25/2016 — Functional
08/02/2016 — Functional
03/27/2017 — Needs Attention
03/28/2017 — Functional
04/25/2017 — Functional
05/26/2017 — Functional
07/28/2017 — Functional
02/28/2018 — Functional

Country Details


Population: 39.8 Million
Lacking clean water: 43%
Below poverty line: 50%

Partner Profile

Bridge Water Project has been funded by The Water Project almost since they got their start in 2007.  This local Kenyan NGO works directly with the communities and neighbors they know well.  Building relationships with these villages and the local government helps ensure that the water projects we fund are sustainable in the long term.

BWP works to repair up to four wells for every new one they install.  In this area of Kenya, many old and broken down water points still exist.  We have found that restoring these water points and establishing new plans for maintenance and monitoring, is quite cost effective.

We work closely with partners like BWP to strengthen their teams, through professional development growing their impact and quality of work over time.  Your donations make it all possible.