This project is part of Bridge Water Project's program in Western Kenya. What follows is direct from them:
The proposed Christ The King Outreach Mogoiywet is an Anglican Church of Kenya located in Mogoiwet Village, Chepkemel Location, chekemel sub location, Nandi North District of the Nandi county. The church was started in the year 1971. Three years ago the church started a school called Christ The King Mogoiywet Preparatory to provide education for the children from the church as the well as the children from the entire Mogoiywet community. The school currently offers education from baby class to standard three. The school and church however face the challenge of access to quality water for their domestic use. The church management committee and the School have therefore requested Bridge Water Project to intervene in the matter and drill a borehole that is aimed at providing quality water for domestic use and improving sanitation and hygiene standards of the school, church and the surrounding Mogoiywet community.
CURRENT WATER SOURCE
The school and church access water from a stream which is 2km away hence the quality of water is not good and again it dries up during dry seasons. During the school operations the school administration hires motorcycles to ferry water for their daily use.
The church and school population is as follows:
Church members 120
Support staff 2
Community 50 households (approx. 5 members per household)
HYGIENE AND SANITATION
The church has two pit latrines which serves both the church and the school. The latrines are washed twice per week. There are semi-permanent classrooms with cemented floors which are washed twice per week. There are no hand washing points neither outside the classrooms nor the toilets.
If a well is drilled it will benefit the church members of Christ the King Outreach church, the school and the surrounding Mogoiywet community.
ASSESSING THE NEED
There is need to intervene and drill a well at the church compound so that the church members, school pupils and the entire community can have access to clean and safe water for their domestic use. With a reliable source, the church will start income generating activities so as to enable them be self-sustainable in managing their water source. With availability of a reliable well, the school will start a health club that will instill good health habits to the learners hence making them hand washing champions.
The water committee is already there and it will be strengthened during sanitation and hygiene workshop prior to the implementation of the project. The water committee will comprise of the church counsel, teachers on staff and community members.rch counsel, teachers on staff and community members.