DURBAN – Save Our Schools, a non-profit organisation (NPO), is installing emergency handwashing stations for residents in the Wallacedene, Bloekombos and Scottsdene communities to use.
The Western Cape-based organisation is doing this in the wake of level 4 of the national lockdown which allows the South African economy to open and most businesses to start running again.
The handwashing stations will be built on concrete for stability and have separate liquid soap dispensers attached to them which will be attached to one of the 14 5000 litre tanks that will be installed in the area.
This initiative will help these communities by ensuring that proper hygiene is readily available to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and creating approximately 14 jobs within the communities such as managing and sterilizing the tanks, maintaining the tanks as well as replenishing liquid soap supplies.
SOS NPO is doing the mammoth task with the help of Volvo Cars SA. Volvo has supplied a fleet of cars to help with the transportation of teams, volunteers and materials used in erecting water stations at schools and churches.
While the Grundfos Foundation, a Danish commercial foundation that funds sustainable water projects, has pledged over R46m to various emergency initiatives around the globe. SOS NPO is one such beneficiary.
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