Bishop Sulumeti Girls Secondary School Lugari

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Latitude 0.66
Longitude 34.96

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 Bishop Sulumeti Girls secondary school Lugari, is a girls boarding school started in 1986 by the Friends church Quakers with an aim of providing secondary education to girl child since it was not possible for girls from the Lumakanda region to persue  their secondary education due to scarcity of secondary schools. That during form one admission most girls were being left out during selection and yet they had potential to do well in their secondary studies. Since its inception the school has managed to mold many girls currently who are holding various positions in this country.

Among many challenges the school has, access to quality and reliable water supply is the major problem. The school management and parents have made an appeal to Bridge Water Project to intervene in their lack of water problem in the school.


The school has unreliable piped water supply which is managed by Lake Victoria north Water services board Lumakanda Region, sometimes the service board fails to meet electricity bills and a result Kenya Power Company disconnects the power supply hence not being possible for the school to get consistent supply of water for their domestic use. During rainy season  the school harvest rain water which is stored in UPVC tanks whereas during long dry spell experienced during the month July to November girls have to walk 1½ Km away from school compound looking for water that is not safe for drinking since its turbidity value is below the (WHO) recommendation.


The school has 547 students, 28 teachers and 17 non-teaching staff 575 people in total


The school has 27 pit latrine toilets which are washed 3 times per week, there are clothe lines where girls hang and dry  their uniforms after washing, there is also a composite pit where liters are burned from to ensure the compound is clean, The Kitchen where foods are prepared has modern stoves, well ventilated and upholds general cleanliness.

Hand washing points are scarce, there’s need to raise as many as they should in various points ones water is available.


The proposed Bishop Sulumeti girls secondary school Lumakanda will be the direct beneficiaries.


There’s need to drill a borehole for the Bishop Sulumeti Girls secondary school  that is aimed at providing access to quality water for the schools domestic use and improving hygiene and sanitation status of the entire school. That with a reliable water source the girls will concentrate on their studies since they spent much time on fetching water especially during weekends.


The school management committee will be the water committee and ensure the sustainability of the supply.

But before implementation of the project BWP staff will train the students/teachers on water sanitation and hygiene.

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Recent Project Updates

09/17/2013: More Pictures Of Bishop Sulumeti Girls Secondary School

Just a quick note to let you know we just uploaded a new set of pictures from Bishop Sulumeti Girls School showing the different stages of the project, including community education, drilling, pump installation and testing.  Yes, it’s a lot of work, but all very worth it to unlock the potential of each of these young ladies.

The Water Project : kenya4161-community-education-2

09/04/2013: Clean Water Flowing At Bishop Sulumeti Girls Secondary School Lugari

We are excited to report that the Bishop Sulumeti Girls Secondary School Lugari  in Kenya has a new source of safe, clean water!  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures of the project.  Thank you for your help!

The Water Project : kenya4161-girls-receiving-the-water

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
ProjectID: 4161
Install Date:  09/04/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 07/13/2017

Visit History:
07/02/2014 — Functional
12/19/2015 — Functional
06/03/2016 — Functional
09/22/2016 — Functional
03/30/2017 — Functional
07/13/2017 — 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.