This project is part of Bridge Water Project's program in Western Kenya. What follows is direct from them:
The proposed Bukhaywa primary school water project is situated in Bukhaywa village and it is a Kefinco hand dug well developed by installing 3M diameter concrete casing covered with 4inch concrete slab and installed a MARK II pump. The well was completed in the year 1994 and served the community and school well 2006 when it got spoilt. The pump was later vandalized and stolen by unknown persons. The school and the community then had no option other than break the slab and fetch water by use of rope.
CURRENT WATER SOURCE:
This school and community get its water from a stream which is 2km away. Water collected from the stream is not clean.
The school has a population of 760 pupils, 18 teachers and three sub-ordinate staff.
(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.)
HYGIENE AND SANITATION:
The school has a composite pit, six latrines for boys, three latrines for girls and two latrines for teachers. No hand washing points in the school.
The project shall greatly benefit the Bukhaywa primary school pupils and the community at large.
ASSESSING THE NEED:
There is need to rehabilitated this well by installing an Afridev pump so as to help the school and the community access quality water that is sustainable.
The Bridge Water project staff will strengthen the already existing water committee. During the community education, the committee will be taught how to manage the improved water supply to ensure sustainability.