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Let the water continue to flow
Apr13

Let the water continue to flow

In March, thanks to continued support from wonderful donors, we maintained 29 PlayPumps in KwaZulu Natal. Out of this group was Mdlenevu Primary School, which was installed 14 years ago in 2001 and apart from replacing the forcehead, changing the threaded rod and patching the soil crete it was still working and the kids continue to play happily on it.   One of the other sites was a community PlayPump near Vryhead which was...

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Free State site visit
Feb20

Free State site visit

In February 2015, we visited the Free State Province of South Africa, and went to 11 of our PlayPump sites.  With the temperature hitting 42 degrees Celsius on most days we were expecting to find the children lethargic.  But we were amazed to arrive at school after school and find the children playing happily on their PlayPumps during the break. One principal told us “they are no longer fighting” they are now playing...

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Farm School gets PlayPump
Nov21

Farm School gets PlayPump

A small farm school in the Free State Province has been struggling with lack of water for many years.  They currently have 56 kids, but another 50 kids have registered for 2015, making their lack of water problem even more concerning.  They started a small vegetable patch to help feed the kids, but with no reliable water they could only grow a few vegetables. Now with a PlayPump they can grow more vegetables, giving the kids a healthy...

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Northern Cape Installations
Sep09

Northern Cape Installations

In July of this year we installed two PlayPumps in the Northern Cape  When we returned last week and visited Manyeding Primary School we could hardly see the PlayPump head because of the number of kids playing on it and others were running from their classrooms to join in the fun.  Manyeding Primary Schools has 351 kids and 14 educators.  Before the PlayPump they had a windmill but this had been broken for a long time causing the...

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Foschini CEO’s Bucket Challenge

Doug Murray, GEO of The Foschini Group, took up the bucket challenge from Ian Moir, CEO of Woolworths and got doused with water. Because of this Foschini have very generously donated R150 000 towards Roundabout Water Solutions.  We cannot thank Foschini enough as this is going to make a huge difference to many children at rural schools in South Africa....

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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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