Water drive at Hillcrest High

2016-05-17 06:00
Hillcrest High staff and pupils donate water. Photo: supplied

Hillcrest High staff and pupils donate water. Photo: supplied

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HILLCREST High is involved in a number of outreach projects. Their “Wild at Heart” team collected almost 5 000 litres of water, which has subsequently been redistributed to those in need in the Mtubatuba area.
The project enjoyed support from many parents and pupils.

The Wild at Heart team, led by Jenny Steytler, were delighted to see that their effort in this recent water collection drive, had paid off. In a joint effort with Boxer outlets, the drop-off took place on Thursday 21 April in KwaNkombose Tradition Area, Mtubatuba.
The induna, Mr Mkhwanazi, allowed the use of the local community hall where approximately 400 people came to fetch water. Steytler said the drought is still very serious in these regions. KwaNkombose in particular is very dry and according to locals “there is no water”.

“Apparently five litres of water sells for R20. It is not difficult to believe that in an area where people have no access to water and no money to pay for water residents came rushing in, desperate to collect at least a five litres of free water,” he said.
Boxer also donated a 100-litre Jojo tank to a local crèche, as the area is not supported by a government grant, as well ensuring each person left with a loaf of bread.

Hillcrest High was grateful to help the KwaNkombose community in this small way and it brought home just how precious a resource water is.
In the words of Thomas Fuller: “We never know the worth of water until the well is dry.”

The community’s gratitude went to Jenny Steytler, who co-ordinated the collection, Janet Legemaate, who was very active in liaising with different people and the pupils who are members of Wild at Heart, who assisted.
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