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The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -
The Water Project: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Apr 2012

Functionality Status:  Under Community Care

Last Checkup: 05/10/2018

Project Features


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Community Profile

Our implementing partner reports from the field (unedited)…

The proposed project is a school which is located in the neighboring county of Nandi. This is a public school that is hosting children from different counties. The school has a small piece of land which is mostly used for gardening during rainy seasons. The school is currently experiencing a very hard moment since it is now a dry season where by students cannot concentrate in their studies due to lack of water. This has also led to transfer of the pupils to other schools. The students of this school in leadership of their head boy claimed that they would even perform better if water would be accessed in their school. Lack of water being a big problem of the school, it is now forced to employ men to fetch water from far places to school by use of donkeys. This becomes very expensive for the school since it does not have enough water for that purpose.

A)    CURRENT WATER SOURCE:

The School currently accesses water from Chepereng River which 2km away. The river is seasonal and contaminated. Problems of cholera and typhoid have been reported severally in the school due to consumption of water from the river. The school has a shallow well which is currently dry due to the dry seasons. 

B)     POPULATION:

The school has a population of 230 students, 850 pupils from the primary section.

Project Updates


04/26/2012: AIC Chepkemel water flowing

Further to the news that the hardware phase of this project was complete, Bridge Water Project have sent us through confirmation that water is flowing at AIC Chepkemel Secondary School. We are delighted that the pupils and teachers at the school, as well as the surrounding community now have access to a source of clean water.

We’re also working closely with BWP to ensure that the school have the knowledge and skills to ensure the smooth runnning f this project long in to the future, and look forward to hearing more when the team return to the site in the coming months and years!  


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04/04/2012: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School Well Completed

The new well for the AIC Chepkemel Secondary School has been completed.  We have just posted final construction and handing over pictures from the field.


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03/23/2012: AIC Chepkemel Secondary School Drilled and Cased

The new well for the AIC Chepkemel Secondary School has been drilled and cased.  We have just posted pictures of the construction work so far.


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Project Photos


Project Type

Borehole and Hand Pump

Girls and women walk long distances for water when safe water is very often right under their feet! Underground rivers, called aquifers, often contain a constant supply of safe water – but you have to get to it. No matter what machine or piece of equipment is used, all drilling is aiming for a borehole that reaches into an aquifer. If the aquifer has water - and after the well is developed - we are able to pull water to the surface utilizing a hand-pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around 5 gallons of water a minute through a hand-pump.