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The Water Project: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School -
The Water Project: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School -
The Water Project: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School -
The Water Project: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School -
The Water Project: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School -
The Water Project: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School -
The Water Project: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School -
The Water Project: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School -
The Water Project: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School -
The Water Project: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School -
The Water Project: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School -
The Water Project: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School -
The Water Project: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School -
The Water Project: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School -
The Water Project: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School -
The Water Project: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School -
The Water Project: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary 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:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 06/02/2016

Project Features


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Community Profile

Our implementing partner reports from the field (unedited)…

The proposed project is a primary school which is located in the neighboring county of Nandi. This is a private 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 pupils cannot concentrate in their studies due to lack of water. This has also led to transfer of the pupils to other schools. The pupils 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 access water from Kimg’oror  river which is turbid and contaminated. The river is also seasonal.

The school has a population of 344 pupils, 18 teachers and 810 households.

(GPS location being reviewed)

Project Updates


04/26/2012: Water flowing at Bishop Muge Memorial School

Further to our brief update detailing that the well and pump works have been completed, we have now received further info from our partner Bridge Water Project on this project.

They have sent us news that the project looks to be having a great impact, not only for the students and teachers at the school, but also for the surrounding community. In particular, the school no longer has to purchase water from elsewhere and is looking at other areas to invest in. Great news. 

The well has sufficient yield to give us confidence that it will be able to supply for many many years to come.

We look forward to hearing more when the team return to this project in the coming months.  


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04/04/2012: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School Well Completed

The new well for the Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School has been completed.  Our local implementer has sent photos of the project and handing over ceremony.  


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03/23/2012: Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School Drilling Underway

Drilling is now underway at the Bishop Muge Memorial Primary School.  We have posted pictures of this initial construction work.


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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.



Sponsors

Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church