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Shoprite Group funds two more PlayPumps in Queenstown

Oct 11, 2017
Shoprite Group funds two more PlayPumps in Queenstown

Supporting PlayPumps since 2002, the Shoprite Group has funded the installation of two new PlayPumps at the Get Ahead Project in Queenstown and the Amaqwathi Primary School in Tsolwana.

A PlayPump is a specifically designed “merry-go-round” that pumps water into a reservoir as the children play on it, providing a water supply to rural communities and providing children with a constructive way to use their energy.

"It also means community members no longer have to walk long distances to fetch water, and there are fewer incidences of water-borne diseases which keep learners away from school, affecting their education," the company said.

The Shoprite Group already supports 34 PlayPumps, which provide clean water to approximately 350,000 to 400,000 people across South Africa daily.