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PlayPumps installed and Maintained

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PlayPumps installed and Maintained

In the last three months we have installed two PlayPumps and maintained over 65 existing PlayPumps thanks to the generous support from donors. At Lehmans Drift Primary School the principal told us that they had been operating for years without piped water and were reliant on rainwater and the kids bringing bottled water from home.  Though they had an electrical pump it had been broken for many years and they could not afford to mend it.  Also the electricity supply was very unreliable.  They felt that a PlayPump would be the answer to their...

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Three new PlayPumps

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Three new PlayPumps

Vlakfontein Intermediate School in the Northern Cape is a large school with 498 boys, 458 girls and 38 educators. Their electric pump broke and they had to buy water from the municipality at a cost of R3,000 per month, which they could ill afford. Thanks to generous support from an American organization we were able to install a PlayPump at the school in July this year. The school will now have reliable water to drink, cook with, wash hands, clean classrooms and hopefully start a vegetable garden with which to feed the children. Another...

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New PlayPumps in the North West Province

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New PlayPumps in the North West Province

Three PlayPumps were recently installed the in the North West Province. Lekolwane Primary School has 545 learners and 15 educators. The school is in the bushveld region of the North West and there is a constant need for reliable water.  Prior to the installation of the PlayPump the school had to buy water.  This meant that the children hardly ever washed their hands because there was no spare water to do so.  Water for cooking had to be purchased from the community and during the summer months the children were constantly dehydrated and...

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The fun of the PlayPump

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The fun of the PlayPump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8axH-c3b2Cg Not only does the PlayPump provide clean drinking water, but it is also fun for the children in areas where there is little playground equipment.  

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PlayPumps visited & maintained in North West Province

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PlayPumps visited & maintained in North West Province

On a recent maintenance trip to North West Province we maintained 30 PlayPump sites                               No sooner had the team completed the work on the PlayPump than the Ga Moloka Villager’s were lining up to collect much needed water for drinking and cooking. This PlayPump was installed in 2008. The smiles on the faces of the women a Matsatseng Village 2 confirmed how happy they were to have their PlayPump providing water. All PlayPumps, though robust...

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Maintenance of our PlayPumps

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Maintenance of our PlayPumps

Play is so important to the developing child. Whether they’re climbing trees or doing some fun activities for kids fun activities for kids, play can teach a whole range of skills from working with others to important physical capabilities. That’s why the PlayPumps model integrates some of the most important elements of play with another absolutely vital resource: water. PlayPumps attempt to bring play to under resourced parts of South Africa by combining it with opportunities for better access to clean and hygienic sources of water. The...

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PlayPumps visited late 2016

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PlayPumps visited late 2016

We recently visited 12 PlayPump installations to carry out inspections and where necessary do maintenance. The PlayPump at Manxeba Village was installed in the Eastern Cape in 2009.  When our team arrived they found these two ladies using the PlayPump water to wash their blankets and also have a quick drink. It isn’t a large community, but they are very reliant on their PlayPump for their water supply as their only other source is an unreliable community tap, which often gets cut off.   The children at Endulwini Village have a...

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New PlayPumps in Northern Cape

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New PlayPumps in Northern Cape

Last month, thanks to generous donor funding, we installed three PlayPumps in the Northern Cape, one of the driest areas of South Africa. All three schools reported a very serious shortage of water.  They all had to rely on water from the community and when the community pumps broke the school could go for three to four days without any water. At Metsimantis Primary, they had an old hand pump which had been broken for many years.  The school had to rely on the unreliable community water because there are no municipal deliveries. At Cardington...

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14 year old raises funds for maintenance

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14 year old raises funds for maintenance

14 year old Samantha Falcon of The Sacred Heart Convent, Connecticut, USA on hearing of the drought in South Africa and the desperate need for reliable clean drinking water for the rural poor decided to embark on a fund raising drive and chose to help Roundabout Water Solutions with the maintenance of their existing PlayPumps. Sam, whose parents were born in Johannesburg, South Africa, contacted Roundabout Water Solutions and asked how she could help, and how much she needed to raise to ensure a PlayPump would be back to working order.  She...

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His Thirsty Community needs help

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His Thirsty Community needs help

We recently received a letter from Modudi asking for help for his community. He said (abbreviated) My never-say-die spirit continues and I have no choice BUT to continue.  I have been writing emails for the last 11 years to countless companies and their foundations, both national and multi-national.  Have written countless emails of plea to relevant government departments, all bearing no fruit or action. My sprawling rural village of Tafelkop just outisde of the small town of Groblersdal on the border of Mpumalanga/Limpopo was established in...

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