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The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -
The Water Project: Epanja Primary School Well Rehabilitation Project -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Dec 2012

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 08/08/2018

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Community Profile

This project is part of Bridge Water Project’s program in Western Kenya. What follows is direct from them, edited for clarity:

PROPOSED REHAB PROJECT

The proposed rehab water project for Epanja primary school is a hand dung well done by Kenya finland company (KEFINCO) as a rural water supply program in the year 1989. A NIRA pump was installed, which served for a long time but it eventually wore and spare parts are not available. The pump was then stolen by unknown people leaving the school helpless and going to fetch water from the un-protected springs.   

CURRENT WATER SOURCE

The current water source of this school is a stream which is 2km away and its water is contaminated.

POPULATION

The school has a population of 485 pupils at primary section and 112 Nursery schools (E.C.D) pupils, 16 teachers, 2 cooks and 1 day and night guard. 

SANITATION AND HYGIENE

The hygiene and sanitation status of the school is good. They have enough latrines pit for both teachers and pupils which are washed on daily basis before use early in the morning. Classrooms are washed twice per week, and rubbish pit is present. The school kitchen is clean where 10 o’clock tea for teachers is prepared and lunch for the pupils is served.

PROJECT BENEFICIARIES

The project will benefit Epanja  primary school pupils and the surrounding community.

ASSESSING THE NEED

There’s need to rehabilitate Epanja primary school well by installing a new Affridev pump so as to bring it back in use so as to save time wasted by pupils, and remove the need to use water from an unprotected source.

WATER COMMITTEE

The Bridge Water officers will be visiting the school and facilitating the formation of the water committee before the rehabilitation of the pump for future maintenance. 

Project Updates


12/20/2012: Epanja Project Complete

Water is flowing at Epanja, the borehole has been rehabilitated and the project handed over to the community. 


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11/26/2012: Hygiene promotion underway at Epanja

We’ve just received these photos from the field showing the children at Epanja undertaking their hygiene training. Great news, and a crucial step prior to the hardware repair. 


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11/13/2012: Epanja Project underway!

Bridge Water Project have commenced project activities with Epanja Primary School. This project is now underway, and will be updated soon with more news from the field!


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Project Photos


Project Type

Well rehabilitation is one of the most cost effective ways to bring clean, safe water to a community.  Sometimes it involves fixing a broken hand pump, other times it means sealing a hand dug well to prevent it from being contaminated.  These repairs, and often time total replacements, coupled with sanitation and hygiene training make a huge impact in communities.