St. Peters Elukala Primary School



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Country:
Kenya

Program:
Wells for Kenya

GPS:
Latitude 0.37
Longitude 34.39

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

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

PROPOSED PROJECT

The proposed St. Peters Elukala primary school was started in 2009 and sponsored by the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church has been in the fore front of supporting communities to enhance Education and seeing that kids don’t go long distances in search of Education. The school currently offers education from baby class to standard six. The school however faces 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 pupils.  

CURRENT WATER SOURCE:

The school access water from a stream which is 500m away hence the quality of water is not good and again it dries up during dry seasons.

POPULATION:

The   school population is as follows:

            Students                      557

            Teachers                      10

            Support staff               2

            Community                 30 households (approx. 5 members per household)               

HYGIENE AND SANITATION:

The school has two pit latrines which serve the pupils and the latrines are washed daily and the classrooms are washed twice per week. There is no hand washing points neither outside the classrooms nor at the toilets. The school has a water filter which is not enough to filter water for the whole school as required.

PROJECT BENEFICIARIES:

If a well is drilled it will benefit the pupils of and the surrounding Elukala community.

ASSESSING THE NEED:

There is need to intervene and drill a well at the school compound so that the  pupils and the entire community can have access to clean and safe water for their domestic use. 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 feeding program will help the kids not to waste a lot of time going home at lunch time therefore having enough time to read and improving their performance in school.

WATER COMMITTEE:

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, teachers on staff and community members.


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Recent Project Updates


10/07/2013: St Peters Elukala Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the project to construct a new well for St. Peter’s Elukala Primary School in Kenya is finished!  We just posted the newest set of pictures showing the installation of the well hardware and the finished project being enjoyed by the students at the school.  For them, potential has been unlocked!  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!


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09/19/2013: Getting Started at St. Peters Elukala Primary School

We are very pleased to announce that work in underway to provide a new well for the students and community of St. Peter’s Elukala Primary School in Kenya.  We just posted an initial report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and a few pictures from the site.  We’ll keep you posted as the project progresses.


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  ELUKALA, MASINJIRA, BUCHIFI, MUMIAS, KENYA
ProjectID: 4162
Install Date:  10/07/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Repair
Last Visit: 09/20/2016
Notes:

We are actively working with this partner to resolve the issues in this community. The "last visit" date is not necessarily the date we were notified by the partner of any potential problems. Once informed of downtime, we work to respond quickly. We will update the project status when these issues are resolved.

Visit History:
07/16/2014 — Functional
11/06/2015 — Functional
09/20/2016 — Needs Repair




Country Details

Kenya

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.