Zooihuis Primary School
We have worked with Lawrence’s Roundabout on a project in South Africa which benefits 449 people and this is a little bit more about it.
Zooihuis Primary School has 433 kids and 16 educators. It is in the North West Province. Their pump had been broken for two years. They could not afford to have it mended. Many of the pupils at the school are orphans. Because of the lack of water when it is hot they were having to close the school early because the children were dehydrated.
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.