A Spring of Hope

A Spring of Hope is a non-profit organization that provides schools in sub-Saharan Africa with sustainable water sources for drinking, sanitation, irrigation, and food preparation to improve health conditions, combat poverty, promote education and create self-sustainability within each of its partner schools. Through partnerships, A Spring of Hope strives for the long-term success of each school through increased school attendance, graduation rates, and community involvement.
Dec 15, 2014

We got water!

Mahashe Secondary School is not a new school to be identified. Mahashe has sadly been one of the only ASoH projects to not have been successful to date. Here is what our project manager at the time, Brendon had to say.” I think we should drill there again if we can as I think they are a school that would do very well with water and would flourish. I have always wanted to  drill there again. I am sure we can find water there. We did get water last time, but the hole was too full of clay to use and the drill equipment got stuck in the hole because of it collapsing. If we can find another spot, it will work.” We have found an excellent spot and our driller has also endorsed this new location. A Spring of Hope has had to drill twice in a few locations. It is not unusual for this to happen. In the case of Mahashe funding was not available to drill at a second location. We are hoping now that we can raise the necessary funding.

However, Mahashe Secondary School is forging ahead and doing their best despite the hard circumstances forced upon them. With neat and tidy school grounds, and passionate educators, the water issue is a topical one at the school – and they have high hopes of expanding their vegetable garden should they receive sustainable access to water. Their garden is layed out, and fertilized but because there is not permanent access to water, they are not always able to water the garden sufficiently to provide and grow vegetables to feed all their students.

Our visit to Mahashe in July 2013 showed they are still in desperate need of intervention.

We are thrilled to report that with the help of Rotary Fort Lauderdale, GlobalGiving donors and many others we were able to drill this summer at Mahashe Secondary School.  The learners are excited to start their gardening projects.  Thank you so much to all who helped this dream come true!

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Aug 14, 2014

Update of Mahashe

We are currently in South Africa and will visit the Mahashe school next week. Michael our driller will visiit the site to see where the best place to drill is.  We have raised over 600.00 with Global Giving.  They are in their winter months here in South Africa which means very little rain and no water for their gardens.  We hope that when we raise the additional funding we can drill while we are here in SA.  The administration and learners are eager to get started on their gardens.  Lynette, the prinicipal from our first school project, will help them with permaculture techniques for their particular gardening situation. 

Feb 26, 2014

Mahashe Secondary School

To date we have only raised 115.00 on Global Giving, but we are hoping to receive donations at our annual gala this March 21st matching any funds received on Global Giving through the end of March. 

Mahashe learners are patiently awaiting word from us when drilling may begin. However, Mahashe Secondary School is forging ahead and doing their best despite the hard circumstances forced upon the. With neatt and tidy school grounds, and passionate educators, the water issue is a topical one of the school--and they have high hopes of expanding their vegetable should they receive sustainable access to water.   Please consider making a donation to bring them the gift of water.  Thank you kindly.

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