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The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -
The Water Project: Ebubambula Primary School -

Project Status



Project Type:  Well Rehab

Program: Well Rehab in Kenya

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Mar 2014

Functionality Status:  Water Flowing - Needs Attention

Last Checkup: 07/11/2019

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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 PROJECT:

Ebubambula Primary School is a mixed day primary school started in the year 1985 through efforts of Ebubambula Pentecostal Assembly of God (P.A.G) Church with an Aim of eradicating illiteracy within the community where it serves. In the year 1989 the Kenya Finland Company (KEFINCO) dug a shallow well in the school compound and before the completion of this water project their contract with Kenya Government was terminated. The well records total depth of 35ft, 1M diameter 18” high concrete culverts were installed from the bottom to the top of the well. Water rest level is 16ft.

The school management covered the well with a concrete slab and allowed an opening measuring 18” by 18” through where pupils draw water using a rope and 10 litre jerrican. In the process of drawing water, ropes are cut and drop jerricans in the well hence contaminating water. The school management, teachers and the pupils learned of Bridge Water Project development activities and made an application requesting BWP to rehabilitate the well by installing a hand pump to enable them draw water without straining or contaminating the well.

POPULATION:

The school enrolment is 640 pupils, 360 boys and 280 girls. The school has 13 Teachers 9 male, 4 female and 2 non-teaching staff bringing the total population of 655 people. (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.  This community would be a good candidate for a second project in the future so adequate water is available. To learn more, click here.)

HYGIENE AND SANITATION:

The school has a kitchen where lunch is prepared daily for grade 6 through 8 pupils. The kitchen does not have water storage facilities. No hand washing point exists in the school. There are 4 pit latrines for Boys and 4 for girls. Two toilets for teachers which are washed on daily basis. The school has a composite pit where litter is dumped. The classrooms are washed 2 times a week that is Mondays and Fridays. After rehabilitation of the well, there will be need to intervene in the matter of inadequate pit latrines for both boys and girls and how to maintain clean latrines.

PROJECT BENEFICIARIES

If the well is rehabilitated the pupils of Ebubambula primary school and the entire community will be the beneficiaries.

WATER  COMMITTEE

The BWP before the implementation of the work will oversee the formation of a strong Water Management Committee and train them on Water Supply management Sustainable technics whereas pupils and teachers will be trained in Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) skills.

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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.