Shinamwinyuli ACK Secondary School

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Well Rehab in Kenya

Latitude 0.38
Longitude 34.41

236 Served

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


The proposed Shinamwinyuli water project rehab is a school well that was drilled by the Kenya Finland Company (KEFINCO) in the year 1980. The well served the school for a long time but failed in the year 2012. The nira pump could not be repaired because the spare parts were not locally available. The students have not been able to access safe and clean water for their domestic use. The principal of the school visited Bridge Water Project offices and asked if we could visit their school and rehabilitate their well by reconstructing the well pad and installing a new afridev pump.


The students currently get water from Mukasa Stream which is 1km from the school. The stream is far making it cumbersome for the students to get water as they have to go through sugar cane plantations which expose them to a lot of risks. The turbidity value of the water from this stream is 80 which is high not adhering to the recommended World Health Organization value of 5.


The school has a population of 220 students, 10 teachers and 6 support staff that would benefit the school.


If rehabilitated, the well will benefit the students and the neighboring Primary school and surrounding community members.


The Bridge Water Project has seen the need to clean the borehole and install an Affridev pump so as to bring it back in use and provide safe and clean water for the students and neighboring school and improve the hygiene and sanitation status of the entire school and community.


BWP staff in support of the existing water committee will ensure the strengthening of a strong water committee that will be able to manage the community water supply once it starts functioning so as to avoid sustainability crisis.

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10/21/2013: New Pictures From Shinamwinyuli Secondary School

Just a quick note to let you know we just posted some new pictures of the students from Shinamwinyuli Secondary School in Kenya.  Take a look at these smiling faces, and Thank You for your help!

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10/07/2013: Shinamwinyuli ACK Secondary School Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the project to repair a broken well at Shinamwinyuli ACK Secondary School in Kenya is complete!  We just posted a new picture showing some of the students enjoying their new source of safe, clean water.  Take a look, and Thank You for your support!

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09/19/2013: Getting Started at Shinamwinyuli ACK Secondary School

We are excited to report that work has begun to rehabilitate a broken well at Shinamwinyuli ACK Secondary School in Kenya.  The well, originally built in 1980, will once again be a dependable source fo safe, clean water for the school and community.  We just posted an initial report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and a few pictures of the site.  As you can see, the current state of the well is very overgrown and unusable, but that will soon change!  We’ll keep you posted as the work continues.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
ProjectID: 4209
Install Date:  10/07/2013

Monitoring Data
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Last Visit: 05/10/2017

Visit History:
07/15/2014 — Needs Repair
06/08/2016 — Needs Attention
06/24/2016 — Functional
07/12/2016 — Functional
07/12/2016 — Functional
08/15/2016 — Functional
09/20/2016 — Needs Attention
02/08/2017 — Functional
04/11/2017 — Functional
05/10/2017 — Functional


Heights Preparatory
Natural Areas Management Unit, Gold Coast City Council
Kiker Elementary
5A Class of ASB
Oscar Korycki
Isaacs Walk for Water Fundraiser
33 individual donor(s)

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Country Details


Population: 39.8 Million
Lacking clean water: 43%
Below poverty line: 50%

Partner Profile

Bridge Water Project has been funded by The Water Project almost since they got their start in 2007.  This local Kenyan NGO works directly with the communities and neighbors they know well.  Building relationships with these villages and the local government helps ensure that the water projects we fund are sustainable in the long term.

BWP works to repair up to four wells for every new one they install.  In this area of Kenya, many old and broken down water points still exist.  We have found that restoring these water points and establishing new plans for maintenance and monitoring, is quite cost effective.

We work closely with partners like BWP to strengthen their teams, through professional development growing their impact and quality of work over time.  Your donations make it all possible.