Kitlanyang Primary School
We have worked with Lawrence’s Roundabout on a project in South Africa which benefits 775 people and this is a little bit more about it.
Kitlanyang Primary Sschool has 300 boys, 450 girls and 23 teachers. It is 190 kms from Kuruman, and is a hostel school with no running water to the hostel. The principal sent us a message to say:
“You’ve saved our situation: water was a challenge at our school. Your project has gone a long way in addressing real water issues that have been bedeviling the school for a long time. Kindly continue doing this to the needy schools in SA. Principal”
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.