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The Water Project: Vashele Primary School Well -
The Water Project: Vashele Primary School Well -
The Water Project: Vashele Primary School Well -
The Water Project: Vashele Primary School Well -
The Water Project: Vashele Primary School Well -
The Water Project: Vashele Primary School Well -
The Water Project: Vashele Primary School Well -
The Water Project: Vashele Primary School Well -
The Water Project: Vashele Primary School Well -
The Water Project: Vashele Primary School Well -
The Water Project: Vashele Primary School Well -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Nov 2009

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 08/06/2018

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Community Profile

The well project at Vashele Primary School is now complete.  It is located in Western Kenya, near Kakamega.

The school is home to 632 students and the well will serve them and the surrounding community.  A local water committee of 6 men and 3 women is in place to manage the project long-term.

The well was funded by an anonymous donor to our “Change Christmas 2008” Campaign.   After a long delay, we’re happy to finally show the results of their generosity.

Project Updates


01/31/2017: Water Still Flows for Hundreds Here!

We are encouraged by our monitoring and reengagement programs that prove water still flows in Kenya. Vashele Primary School is one of the many locations with a functioning well years after its installation! Our partner just conducted a review training with students and staff to encourage them to continue practicing good hygiene and sanitation at their school and at home, too. Check out the new videos we uploaded to the “See Photos & Video” tab.

Thank You for your generosity that is still changing lives!

 


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01/18/2011: Vashele School Revisted

Our team recently conducted an updated hygiene and sanitation training
session at the Vashele School.  They inspected the well, which was in
generally good condition, but they still determined the rods should be
upgraded to ensure they last as long as possible.  Well repairs began during the visit.


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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.



Sponsors

Woodruff Road Christian Church