Emalindi Girls Secondary School Well

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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Latitude 0.13
Longitude 34.62

500 Served

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A new well is being dug for this girls secondary school near Kakamega, Kenya.  This well will sever over 300 students, 50 staff members and the surrounding community.

Currently the school children collects water from a shallow, old hand dug well.  It is seasonal, meaning that it dries out at various times throughout the year.  Hand dug wells are also generally unprotected.  When possible the school collects rain water from roofs, but that too is insufficient to meet the needs of such a large school.  Many times they must simply walk to a dirty stream about 2km from the school to collect whatever water they can find.

A new well will finally meet the need for clean, safe and reliable water.

The school management committee will oversee the project.

Our implementing partner reported from the dedication ceremony…(unedited)

“The ceremony was attended by the Administration (Chief) office and the whole school at large. The students were happy and singing praise songs. The teachers too were happy with the water.

The water system was commissioned by the father in Charge of the school. The principal really thanked The Water Project for the support given to the school. She said that it has saved a lot of time for the girls to concentrate in class work. The priest said that water will be part of their strength to be proved right.

The Board of Governors chairman expressed gratitude by thanking God for the dream of water that has come true.
The deputy principal said that the slogan from the girls will change from NO WATER NO LEARNING to WITH WATER THERE WILL BE LEARNING. The Head girl  of the school thanked The Water Project saying that time has been saved from going out to look for water to concentrating on studies, she requested The Water Project to extend their help to other schools.”

Lastest Update:

9/23/2010 – Well completed, Project Dedicated – Pictures and report added.
9/12/2010 – Drilling completed – Pump Installation completed – Pictures added
7/14/2010 – Added pictures of Sanitation and Hygiene Training
7/12/2010 – Drilling/Capping In Progress, Pictures Added

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Khwisero South, Emalindi, Kenya
ProjectID: 411
Install Date:  09/23/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 03/05/2018
Well Depth:  75.00M

Visit History:
10/11/2012 — Functional
05/28/2015 — Needs Attention
11/03/2015 — Needs Attention
04/28/2016 — Needs Attention
08/01/2016 — Functional
04/04/2017 — Needs Attention
04/19/2017 — Functional
09/19/2017 — Functional
03/05/2018 — Functional


57 individual donors
Jessamine County Schools
Africa Unite
Klein Collins High School
Christ Community Church
Woodland Intermediate School
Indian Creek High School
FUMC of Forth Worth

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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.