The Irie Foundation, inspired by the legacy of Nelson Mandela and the work ASoH is doing in South Africa, is supporting five water projects at our partner schools – Nkotobona High School, Nyamande High School, Masweng Primary School, The Thornybush Collection Community Project at Manyangana High School, and Thandokazi Primary School (located in Qunu, the home village of Nelson Mandela).
In October 2015, the Irie Foundation traveled to South Africa to visit some of the schools and watch some of the work in progress.
- Manyangana High School received a borehole earlier that month and Irie and his team were there Thursday, October 15, 2015, for the official ceremony organized by The Thornybush Collection.
- Irie and his team watched as we drilled a borehole and hit water at Nkotobona High School on October 14, 2015.
- They also visited Masweng Primary and Nyamande High School. IRIE Foundation-sponsored boreholes are scheduled to be drilled at these two schools in the very near future. In the meantime, the children at Masweng welcomed us with a traditional dance. The ceremony was beautiful, despite the heavy rain..which we considered a good omen!