Mosome Primary School

We have worked with Lawrence’s Roundabout on a project in South Africa which benefits schools and this is a little bit more about it.

Mosome Primary School  is in a rural village called Pella north of Groot Marico in the North West Province.  It is a new school and moved from the old premises about 6 years ago.  A borehole was drilled and fitted with an electrical pump.  However, it broke down on a regular basis, not helped by power surges because of load shedding.  Also the power cables were constantly being stolen and when this happened the pump broke and they were stuck without water.  They do have community taps but they are very inconsistent and they often had to ask for the municipality to deliver water, but it took time to arrive.

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.

In a warming world, water poverty is an ever increasing problem.

Every donation to Every Well is appreciated and goes straight to specific projects in places of most need.

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