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North West Installations
Jul01

North West Installations

In February 2014 we visited Phatlihanyane Primary School. They had a borehole, but the windmill over the borehole had been broken for many years and the school was unable to raise the funds to put in a new pump. This meant that the school relied either on the community borehole and the kids had to walk 1 km to collect the water, or else they would have to bring water from home. Thanks to the generous support of Heather Richards and...

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Limpopo Maintenance
Mar12

Limpopo Maintenance

Last month we carried out maintenance work on our PlayPumps at 21 schools and communities in Limpopo.  This was possible thanks to generous support from our donors. Often it is only a leaking tap or a leak in the pipe that needs attention, but sometimes cylinders, forcehead seals and other important pieces of equipment need to be replaced.  All PlayPumps need regular maintenance to ensure that they continue to be reliable and supply...

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Help maintain existing PlayPumps
Nov29

Help maintain existing PlayPumps

The first PlayPumps were first installed in 1996 and since then we have put in over 1,000 PlayPumps in South Africa.  Much like a car they do need to be maintained periodically.  The PlayPump is a very robust piece of equipment, and many of them are still working well, but periodically seals need replacing, cylinders need changing, pipes leak, and need attention, leaking taps need to be attended to. Each PlayPump has an individual...

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NW0186 LOKALENG PRIMARY SCHOOL
Oct20

NW0186 LOKALENG PRIMARY SCHOOL

Date installed: 18.11.2009 Location: Lokaleng Village, North West Province, South Africa In the village of Lokaleng there is a beautiful school called Lokaleng Primary, which consists of 10 classrooms in 3 buildings with 423 learners and 10 female educators. The school is named after the camel thorn tree which is popular in the area. The community in the area live in extreme poverty, with a high number of unemployed parents. Most of...

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MP0101 Inkululeko Primary School
Oct20

MP0101 Inkululeko Primary School

Skipping Stones, Toronto, Canada Date installed: 2008.09.10 Location: Emajonini, 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...

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MAS0004 Masite Acl Primary School
Oct20

MAS0004 Masite Acl Primary School

    World Duty Free Date installed: 2009.05.19 Location: Ha-Masite Village Lesotho  Masite Primary is an Anglican Church School that consists of 8 classrooms which accommodate 465 children and 13 educators. Some children come from the 4 neighbouring villages and the furthest distance is about 10 km away. Before the PlayPump was installed, their source of water was the mountain stream, which the community tampered with so they used to...

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