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The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -
The Water Project: Magalle PAG Secondary School -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Feb 2012

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 04/19/2018

Project Features


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Community Profile

This project is being undertaken by our partner Bridge Water Project, based in Kakamega, Western Kenya. This initial report is direct from them, edited for clarity.  

The project that is proposed is a secondary school which is located in Kakamega East district. The school’s environment is very hot and dry. During an interview with one of the school teachers, he said that due to lack of water in the school, many activities such as hosting school games, seminars and other activities cannot be done.

The school has a large piece of land that can be used for gardening, but it’s not possible to plant vegetables because there is no water for irrigation. It’s therefore forced to buy vegetables on daily basis to cater for the student’s lunch. This becomes very expensive and therefore strenuous for the school. It is hoped that the presence of a local water source will also enable the school to plant vegetables for the canteen.  

CURRENT WATER SOURCE

The school accesses water from Shichendiroba stream which is a half a km away from the school. The water from the stream is turbid, and there have been cases of typhoid and cholera in the community. The stream is seasonal and does not produce enough water leading to long queuing.  Students of the school and the local community currently consume the water directly without treatment. 

POPULATION

The school has a population of 264 students, 13 teachers and 7 support staff. Magale Primary School is also next to the site, and has 1000 pupils. The community surrounding the school has a population of 300-500 people.

HYGIENE AND SANITATION.

The school has eight latrines (4 for girls and 4 for boys).  The latrines are cleaned by the students on a daily basis but the condition is not ideal due to the number of students using the facilities everyday.  There is no hand washing in the school due to lack of water.

 

Project Updates


02/13/2012: Pad constructed, well installed at Magale

The concrete pad has been constructed and been given time to cure, and the team have returned to the site to install the hand pump. Tis brings to an end the hardware phase of this project, and water is now flowing at Magale school well!  


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02/06/2012: Magale borehole cased and flushed

We’ve been in touch with Bridge Water Project and they’ve told us that the borehole at Magale has now been cased flushed. The next step is to test pump the borehole and ascertain the yield, before constrcuting the pad and installing the pump. Things are moving! 


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01/31/2012: Drilling started at Magale!

Bridge Water Project have mobilised equipment to the well site and started drilling! 


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01/24/2012: Magale Community Hygiene Promotion underway

Bridge Water Project have started the process of community education at Magale. Both the children and the staff are engaged in a hygiene promotion program, including workshops and focus group discussions about key health, hygiene and sanitation themes. 

 


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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.