Water Week celebrated at Iziphozethu

2016-03-23 06:00
School staff, pupils, J. Arrow facilitatiors and members of the community at a Water Week celebration held at the school last Tuesday. Photo: supplied

School staff, pupils, J. Arrow facilitatiors and members of the community at a Water Week celebration held at the school last Tuesday. Photo: supplied

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IZIPHOZETHU Primary School, in Lindelani, celebrated National Water Week last Tuesday when a water awareness campaign was rolled out by J. Arrow, a company of social facilitators contracted by iLembe District Municipality.

In the wake of the drought crisis, J. Arrow are currently conducting water conservation awareness campaigns in and around KwaDukuza. These campaigns also educate members of the public about the importance of hygiene.

The primary school pupils were taught about harvesting and saving water and took part in several fun filled activities which included designing posters and performing stage plays highlighting the importance of water and its conservation.

J. Arrow donated 20 litre water containers for each classroom since the school is in an area where water rationing means during the day drinking water is not available.

The young participants were awarded with water bottles which, J. Arrow’s project manager Fundiswa Bhengu said, help with saving water because when pupils drink directly from a tap a lot of water is wasted.

She said the company will be rolling out projects of this nature in other local schools as it would help raise awareness on water conservation.

School principal Mrs N.J. Khuzwayo said the day was a tremendous success and thanked the J. Arrow team for encouraging school pupils to save water in a time when the resource is scarce.

“As a school we are certain that the message of water conservation will spread throughout Lindelani since our pupils have been made aware of the importance of saving water because as we know once a pupil has learned something new the entire community will follow suit,” she said.

She further thanked the educators who worked tirelessly to ensure that the day was a success, she said.

“I would like to thank Mrs S.S. Mthiyane and Mrs M Moonsamy who played a major role in ensuring that the campaign becomes a reality. I would also like to thank the entire staff for their contribution towards the day,” said Khuzwayo.

She said the school is currently running a recycling programme all thanks to Sbu Ngubane who chairs a local NGO founded for the purpose of educating locals about the importance of recycling.

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