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The Water Project: Ebuchifi Secondary School -
The Water Project: Ebuchifi Secondary School -
The Water Project: Ebuchifi Secondary School -
The Water Project: Ebuchifi Secondary School -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Sep 2013

Functionality Status:  Needs Some Attention

Last Checkup: 05/23/2018

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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:

PROPOSED REHAB PROJECT

The proposed Ebuchifi Secondary School water project rehab is a hand dug well that was done in the year 2005 and fitted with a hand pump by Ebuchifi Anglican Church of Kenya to provide water to Ebuchifi Secondary school and the neighbouring Ebuchifi Primary School. The pump served the schools well but failed in the rear 2012 due to excessive use by students from both the primary school and the secondary school hence making it difficult for the students to acquire safe and clean water. The secondary school had a feeding programme but had to stop because the cooking had to stop due to lack of water. The school has tried to repair the well but nothing was forthcoming. The school therefore learnt of Bridge Water Project development activities from other schools that have benefited and therefore made an appeal to BWP to consider rehabilitating their well to enable them continue enjoying the water supply and keep up with their feeding programme.

CURRENT WATER SOURCE

The students are currently required to carry water to school from their homes to cater for the needs of the school which include cleaning the classrooms and latrines and cooking for the teachers. Some of the water brought by the students is usually not clean.

POPULATION

Since the water source was used to serve both the secondary school and primary school, below is the breakdown.

Primary school students          800

Secondary school students     600

A.C.K Church members         95

Surrounding community         40 household (approx. 6-8 members per family).
(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.)

SANITATION AND HYGIENE

The school has ten classrooms which are washed twice per week. There are 12 pit latrines which are washed three times per week. There is only one hand point in school which is used by teachers.

PROJECT BENEFICIARIES

If the well is rehabilitated, the project will benefit the students of Ebuchifi secondary school, Ebuchifi primary school, church members of Ebuchifi A.C.K and the surrounding community.

ASSESSING THE NEED

The Bridge Water Project has seen the need to rehabilitate the borehole so as to enable the students and the community to have access to clean and quality water for their domestic use and to improve their sanitation and hygiene standards.

WATER COMMITTEE

The BWP Staff before implementation of this project will ensure that capacity building is done to the water committee that will manage the water supply to avoid sustainability crisis in future.

Project Updates


09/19/2013: Ebuchifi Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the project to repair a well for Ebuchifi Secondary School in Kenya is complete!  The well is once again a dependable source of safe, clean water for the school and community.  We just posted a few new pictures showing community education and the completed well.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!


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08/26/2013: Ebuchifi Secondary School Project Underway

We are excited to announce that Ebuchifi Secondary School in Kenya will soon have a new source of safe, clean water.  A broken well, originally constructed in 2005 will be repaired and made into a dependable source of water.  We just posted an initial report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures.  Thank You for your help!


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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.



Contributors

Project Sponsor - Yakima Foursquare Church