AIC Chepkemel Secondary School

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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Latitude 0.54
Longitude 35.03

500 Served

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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.


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. 


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

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Recent 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!  

The Water Project : community-members-present-for-handing-over-ceremony-chepkemel-sec-school-2

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.

The Water Project : ready-for-handing-ceremony-chepkemel-sec-school

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.

The Water Project : chepkemel-sec-school-drilling-3

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Near Kakamega, Kenya
ProjectID: 486
Install Date:  04/26/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 02/26/2018

Visit History:
10/18/2012 — Functional
07/21/2015 — Functional
06/03/2016 — Functional
03/30/2017 — Needs Repair
07/05/2017 — Functional
02/26/2018 — 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.