Date installed: 2008.01.28
Location: Matlala Ga-Phoffu,
Limpopo Province, South Africa
In the village of Phoffu there is a primary school called Phoffu which consists of 15 classrooms in 5 buildings with 402 learners and 12 educators. Some of the children come from the neighbouring village.
The community in the area live in extreme poverty with a high number of unemployed parents. A few community members are employed in the town of Polokwane so they travel every day to work by bus.
The safe supply of water has been a huge help to the school because they were dependent on hand dug pits or they would buy from the local vendor who brings water around in a donkey cart. The PlayPump replaced one of the broken hand pumps which broke ages ago and the school could not afford to mend it.
There is a feeding scheme at the school and the women cook one meal a day for the children. They eat soup, samp, dried vegetables and porridge. The school uses the water mainly for drinking, cooking, washing dishes and hands.