Thank you all so very much for your help towards our goal of providing a borehole for the children of the Leap School in South Africa. To date we have raised $5510.00 of our goal of $10,000. We are scheduling to drill this July at the school, but need the additional funding to complete the project. Here is part of the report on the school by our project manger, Kobus-The learners have started their own hothouse to produce compost and seedlings for the garden, and we saw the newly transplanted sweet potatoes as we followed our tour guides, two Grade 10 learners, Hazel and Happiness. These two young women spoke outstandingly good English, were articulate and clear in their beliefs about the benefits of LEAP schools and their hopes for their futures. Entrance into these schools is by competitive examination and they were both quite proud of having been admitted.After touring the facilities and talking with Hazel, Happiness, Raphael and another teacher, Mr.James, Kobus began talking about the best site for the borehole. The diocese had offered a field outside the fence, downslope from the building. Kobus noticed several trees in the back courtyard of the school which were notably larger and healthier than others nearby. He was able to locate two likely formations which cross in the courtyard immediately behind the school buildings on land that is clearly part of the school. We definitely recommend that A Spring of Hope fund the borehole for this school. The dedicated teaching team and enthusiastic students will use the water, will support themselves and will support their community in a different and altogether South African way.
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