This project is part of Bridge Water Project's program in Western Kenya. What follows is direct from them:
PROPOSED REHAB PROJECT
The proposed Mumbetsa primary school water project rehab is a Kenya Finland well that was done in the year 1980 and fitted with a hand pump. The pump served the school well but failed in the year 2001 due to the fact it was the only hamd pump serving the entire school Daily use by the school pupils wore down mechanics of the pump. The school committee learnt of Bridge Water Project development activities and therefore made an appeal to BWP to consider rehabilitating their well to enable them to use the fresh clean water supply and allow children to focus on school work and activities and not worry about obtaining water for latrine, washing and kitchen use.
CURRENT WATER SOURCE
The school is therefore forced to get their water from Mumbetsa River in order to have water available. The water brought by the pupils mostly is usually not clean and therefore endangering their health.
The school has a population of 540 pupils, 17 teachers, 3 support staff and 100 E.c.d kids. (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 6 pit latrines for boys, 6 pit latrines for girls and 2 for teachers which are washed three times per week. There is hand washing point at the staff room and each at every latrine block.
If the well is rehabilitated, the project will benefit the school its employees, and its students.
ASSESSING THE NEED
The Bridge Water Project has seen the need to rehabilitate the borehole so as to enable the pupils to have access to clean and quality water for their use and to improve their sanitation and hygiene standards.
The BWP Staff before implementation of this project will ensure that capacity building is done to the water committee from the school.