An ingenious project initiated by the United Nations World Food Program, UNICEF and a Dutch logistics company TNT, has school children in Mozambique riding a carousel that at the same time pumps drinking water from boreholes into a tank.
Some 40,000 children in 60 rural Mozambican schools will benefit from the project. A similar concept has already been hugely successful in South Africa and Swaziland.
At the opening of the first play pump at Intaca Primary School in Maputo Province, Hennie Wesseling, TNT Director, said “It is wonderful to see the children having so much fun on these roundabouts while at the same time bringing an essential service to the community.”
The roundabout pumps are part of a program called “Flourishing Schools,” begun through a $450,000 donation from TNT.