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North West Installations

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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 her family from Coyton in the United Kingdom we were able to give this school a PlayPump in May this year. Even...

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Limpopo Maintenance

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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 much needed water At Makgameng Omo Village, in Limpopo, a PlayPump was installed in February 2003, over eleven...

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Help maintain existing PlayPumps

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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 number and an SMS number on the tank stand.  Faults can be reported by SMS by the principal or community leader...

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NW0186 LOKALENG PRIMARY SCHOOL

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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 the villagers are dependent on the child’s grant of R170 per child per month to feed their children. Each...

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MP0101 Inkululeko Primary School

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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 Mkhondo Municipality or they would collect water from the river which they shared with the local animals that...

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MAS0004 Masite Acl Primary School

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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 be without water for 3 to 5 days. They fetched water from the households closer to the school, but this was...

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LP0222 Phoffu Primary School

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LP0222 Phoffu Primary School

 Pallas Foods  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...

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MAF0063-MONYAKE PRIMARY SCHOOL

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MAF0063-MONYAKE PRIMARY SCHOOL

MAF0063-MONYAKE PRIMARY SCHOOL The Co-operative Date installed: 2009.08.08 Location: Ha-Manyake Village Lesotho Monyake Primary is a Roman Catholic Church School, which consists of 7 classrooms in 3 buildings with 475 learners and 13 educators. Some of the children come from 6 neighbouring villages, furthest of which is about 17 km away, so they wake up early in the morning at 5 a.m. to walk to school. Their hand pump was broken, so the source of water at the school was a spring, which was about 3 kms away. The children often collected water...

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BER0017 Ntloana-Tsoana Primary School

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BER0017 Ntloana-Tsoana Primary School

World Duty Free Date installed: 2009.02.11 Location: Ntloana-Tsoana Village Lesotho Ntloana-Tsoana Primary is one of the most rural schools in Lesotho and can be found after a long winding drive up the mountain track. The area is extremely dry and finding clean water is one of the biggest daily challenges that the school faces here. The installation of the PlayPump at the school was a huge help because they relied on an inconsistent solar system which the villagers stole. The PlayPump replaced one of the hand pumps which broke ages ago. The...

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