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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 proposed project is a Secondary school. The environment of this school is very dry. The current water source for the school is a hand dug well that is shallow – during the dry season it dries up. There is a primary school neighbouring and a church next to it.
The community will greatly be helped if water will be drilled to this school.
CURRENT WATER SOURCE:
The School currently accesses water from a hand dug well in the school which is shallow such that during the dry seasons it dries up forcing the students to walk long distances in search of water hence interfering with their progress at school. The water from the river is turbid and cannot be considered safe.
The school has a population of 180 students, 9 teachers and 5 non-teaching staff. There is a primary school with a population of 600 pupils, 15 teachers and 5 non teaching staff.
HYGIENE AND SANITATION
The hygiene and sanitation condition of this school is challenging.The school has 6 toilets for boys and 4 for girls and they are cleaned up by the students on a daily basis. There is no hand washing practice at the school.
Project Type: Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location: Western Kenya
Install Date: 02/16/2012
Water Point: Functional
Last Visit: 08/04/2016
10/02/2012 — Functional
05/19/2015 — Functional
11/19/2015 — Functional
03/19/2016 — Functional
08/04/2016 — Functional
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.