The Namakwa Secondary School is located in the Mukono District of Uganda, in the Kyabalogo village which is in the Nakisunga sub-County. The well serves the school and two nearby villages.
The school has 439 pupils; 207 boys and 232 girls. There are 13 full-time teachers.
Before the well the nearest source of water was a spring 2 km away. Too far for the school to use without disrupting the students school day.