Lusohko Primary School



Water Point
WaSH Components
   
Click icons to learn more


Country:
Kenya

Program:
IcFEM Water Projects

GPS:
Latitude 0.78
Longitude 34.90

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


Take a Tour



Explore The Project

Stories and Community Profile

This project is part of IcFEM’s WaSH program, which includes multiple water source schemes as well as substantial community level hygiene promotion, and training on project operation and maintenance.

What follows is a brief project outline direct from our partner:

Brief Background:  The school is situated in Lusokho village, Karima sub-location, Mbakalo location in Bungoma County. The locals are mainly subsistence farmers growing crops like maize, beans, tomatoes, vegetables and keeping of livestock to sustain their families.

The area is endowed with sufficient amounts of rainfall (between 750mm and 1,500mm per annum). However, availability of water for domestic use is a major challenge to the residents who rely on wells and seasonal rivers to get water.

Lusokho Primary school is a new school with about 1,250 pupils; a large number considering that the school has no water within its compound. The pupils get water from a spring 3 kilometres away from the school. Sanitation and hygiene are therefore a long shot for the locals and the school community. (Editor’s Note: While this many people may have access on any given day, realistically a single water source can only support a population of 350-500 people.  To learn more, click here.)

The LTU benefited from the WASH training in the first Phase but the integration of the lessons learnt is dependent on availability of water. The residents have received the news of the possibility of doing a water harvesting project in the school with great joy and relief.


Project Photos


Recent Project Updates


11/04/2013: Update From Lusokho

We wanted to pass on to you the latest update we have received from the Lusokho Primary School in Kenya, where a rainwater harvesting system was recently constructed.  The report below is from our partner in the field (edited for clarity):

Brief Background:  The school is situated in Lusokho village, Karima sub-location, Mbakalo location in Bungoma County. The locals are mainly subsistence farmers growing crops like maize, beans, tomatoes, vegetables and keeping of livestock to sustain their families.

The area is endowed with sufficient amounts of rainfall (between 750mm and 1,500mm per annum). However, availability of water for domestic use is a major challenge to the residents who rely on wells and seasonal rivers to get water.

Lusokho Primary school is a new school with about 1,250 pupils; a large number considering that the school has no water within its compound. (Editor’s Note: While this many people may have access on any given day, realistically a single water source can only support a population of 350-500 people.  To learn more, click here.) The classrooms are dusty with no desks for the pupils who have to sit on the floor during lessons. The pupils have to fetch water from a spring 3 kilometres away from the school.

The LTU benefitted from the WASH training in the first Phase but the integration of the lessons learnt is dependent on availability of water. The residents have received the news of the possibility of doing a water-harvesting project in the school with great joy and relief.

JULY 2013

Contractors carried out the construction of the water-harvesting scheme in July. The community was very proactive in assisting the setting of the base of the water tank, fixing of the gutters and final installation of the water tank.

A handover ceremony is being organised by the community but they are already enjoying the water resource in the school. Sanitation and hygiene standards have also reportedly improved since the completion of the project.   

The school and the surrounding villages have benefitted from several previous WASH trainings in the past and the coming of the project will reinforce and help to integrate the lessons learnt due to availability of water. 


The Water Project : kenya4165-32


10/03/2013: Work Completed at Lusokho Primary School

We are excited to report that the work to construct a rainwater harvesting system at Lusokho Primary School is completed!  We just posted a new set of pictures showing the completed project.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!


The Water Project : kenya4165-31


08/19/2013: Water Coming To Lusokho Primary School

We are excited to announce that work has begun to bring a new source of safe, clean water to Lusokho Primary School in Kenya.  The rainwater harvesting system will be a dependable source of this critical resource.  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures of the project.


The Water Project : kenya4165-3


Project Data


Project Type:  Rainwater Catchment
Location:  Lusokho village, Karima sub-location, Mbakalo location, Bungoma County, Kenya
ProjectID: 4165
Install Date:  10/03/2013




Country Details

Kenya

Population: 39.8 Million
Lacking clean water: 43%
Below poverty line: 50%

Partner Profile

IcFEM is an indigenous Kenyan organization based in Kimilili, Western Kenya with a mission of smooth integration of community development, evangelism and innovative provision of holistic care. IcFEM aims at building people, especially in rural areas, both spiritually and practically to become self supporting.