Galotolo Primary School
We have worked with Lawrence’s Roundabout on a project in South Africa which benefits 96 people and this is a little bit more about it.
Galotolo Primary School about 45 kms from Kuruman in the Northern Cape. There are 51 boys, 40 girls and 5 educators. Their water supply was a tap connected to the village pump, which is highly irregular often leaving the school without any water and the learners being sent home. Their electric pump was always out of order and with regular electricity cut offs. The parents are mostly not working, which meant that the school had no means of raising funds to pay for the electricity when it was working.
Lawrence’s Roundabout Well Appeal was set up in 2006 by Virginia Prifti, after the death of her young son, Lawrence. The charity buys water pumps which are powered by children’s roundabouts and installed in schools in rural South Africa. Usually the roundabout pump is the only source of water available, and is used for drinking, cooking, cleaning and quite often, growing vegetables.
Since 2006 Virginia has raised over £1.2M which is enough to install 177 roundabout water pumps. Funds raised are sent to a charity called Roundabout Outdoor which is based in Johannesburg, which find sites, tests the water from the boreholes and installs the pumps.