A Spring of Hope supports educators, students, and community members in rural South Africa!

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We seek to combat severe poverty in rural South Africa. If rural schools have the adequate resources to invest in their students, students can be better equipped for fulfilling employment and leadership in and out of the workplace. We work in rural areas of South Africa, primarily in Mpumalanga and Limpopo where there is a lack of water, sanitation resources, infrastructure, and support. High rates of food insecurity and unemployment challenges the community greatly leaving households unable to provide for their families. 

We aim to support schools and communities in these areas by drilling water wells, installing sustainable sanitation facilities, and introducing permaculture gardening to schools. Community gardens and new programs such as Youth Enterprise Development classes are supporting food security and providing much needed job/business training. 

Our organization currently has 49 partner schools including centers for orphans and disabled learners. ASoH also supports five community gardens and one health clinic. Each partnership formed starts with the drilling of a well and the installation of gardens and continues with follow-on projects (installation of proper restroom facilities, introduction of new programs such as a Girls’ Club, improvements of school kitchens, and the development of micro-enterprises), and ends with the school’s independence to sustain the success of the program and furthermore promote similar improvements into the community.

Will you help us continue our work of bringing clean drinking water, improved sanitation facilities, and food security to schools and communities in rural South Africa?

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Learn about A Spring of Hope’s partnership with primary school, Ntsoelemolodi Primary School located in Shatale Circuit, Mpumalanga South Africa.

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We have touched the lives of over 70,000 individuals directly through our work in the WASH+ areas: WAter, Sanitation, Hygiene + Permaculture Education. Here are some of the highlights of what we are doing in each area.

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Our Vision

We seek to combat severe poverty in rural South Africa. If rural schools have the appropriate resources to invest in their students, students can be better equipped for fulfilling employment and leadership in and out of the workplace. A Spring of Hope invests in the development of South Africa’s future leadership so that they can, in turn, address pressing problems in their communities.

Boreholes

The core of our program is to provide water to underprivileged schools. When schools get a reliable source of fresh, clean water the health of students improves and economic development can begin.
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Permaculture

Once schools have water, they can begin to cultivate gardens.  We provide them with seeds and irrigation equipment, and school staff learn how to maximize resources through our permaculture program.
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Sanitation

Most rural schools only have crude, unhygienic pit toilets which spread disease. Because water tends to be scarce in this region, environmentally-friendly waterless toilets are the best solution.
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Safer Kitchens

By improving the conditions of our partner school kitchens for the volunteers who prepare the meals, we create a healthier work environment and eliminate the time spent hauling wood and standing over large fires inhaling smoke.
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Girls Programs

Our Strong Girls Make Strong Women campaign helps empower young women by offering them the resources they need to stay in school, teaching life skills, setting S.M.A.R.T goals, and providing them with menstrual health products.
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Junior Acheivement

In order to address the massive challenge of youth unemployment in South Africa, A Spring of Hope partnered with Junior Achievement to teach young people about the management of economics, business, entrepreneurship and personal finances.
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Partnerships

A Spring of Hope is proud to work with several organizations who are equally as committed to stimulating economic development in impoverished rural South African communities and improving the lives of South African school children.

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Permaculture Centre Progress

Thanks to our generous supporters we have reached our goal.

We raised enough for the construction of the centre and broke ground on July 2018. Since then, we have made significant progress. The sanitation buildings are complete and the outdoor classroom is also finished, with the first permaculture classes held in the fall of 2019. The construction of the main centre is underway and security cottage will be starting soon. The netting is finished for our permaculture gardens and we have been harvesting vegetables for our partner lodge, Thulani.