Skipping Stones, Toronto, Canada
Date installed: 2008.09.10
Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
Inkululeko Primary School has only existed for three years and is small but beautiful. The school was built by the local farmer Mr. Stableburg to assist the children with education because their parents were working on his farm.
The source of water at the school was an inconsistent municipal tanker, supplied by the Mkhondo Municipality or they would collect water from the river which they shared with the local animals that put the health of the children at risk.
The installation of the PlayPump at the school is a huge help because they are able to water their vegetables. They are currently growing spinach, tomato, onions and cabbage. If they have grown more vegetables than the school needs they share them amongst the orphans or the poor.
Nomumelelo Ngwenya aged 9 (insert above) does not have parents and she is being looked after by her grandmother. Both her parents are deceased. Nomumelelo gets a share of the vegetables from the school.
Few parents work, though some are employed at the forestry plantation and some are working at the mill.
There is a feeding scheme at the school and the women cook one meal a day for the children. The meal consists of the soup, potatoes, porridge, samp and vegetables from the garden.