St. Philips Secondary School

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Wells for Schools - Kenya

Latitude 0.31
Longitude 34.93

500 Served

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Update: 6/7/2010 – The Well is Complete

Update: 5/6/2010- Drilling is underway.  The first crew reached 12m of 60m and encountered hard rock they were unable to penetrate.  They will be hiring a larger rig to break through and then continue on.

The St. Philips Secondary school is a well run, well managed and
successful girls school is Western Kenya.  But their old hand dug well (seen below) has
been running dry.  It is simply not adequate to meet the needs of about
400 students.  To ensure this school and these girls can continue to lead their communities into a hopeful future, we’ve committed to help them secure a source of safe, clean and abundant water for years to come.

Today, these girls are fetching water from a contaminated stream about
4km away which is causing sickness, lost days from class and time lost
from study.

Our implementing partner has assessed the school, and have determined
they are ready for a new well project.  The have established a water
committee to oversee the project and have already begun hygiene and
sanitation training (seen below).

The local community of 200-300 additional people will benefit from this
project as well.

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St Phillips School Well Completed


The well at the St. Phillips Secondary School near Kakamega, Kenya has been completed.

The following are pictures of the handing-over ceremony.

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Near Kakamega, Kenya
ProjectID: 425
Install Date:  06/07/2010

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 08/04/2017

Visit History:
10/08/2012 — Functional
05/20/2015 — Needs Attention
01/07/2016 — Functional
04/27/2016 — Needs Attention
06/29/2016 — Functional
09/15/2016 — Functional
01/31/2017 — Needs Attention
02/21/2017 — Functional
04/27/2017 — Functional
08/04/2017 — Functional


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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.