Latest Project Updates from South Africa

Just Add Water!

Water is the most critical resource issue of our lifetime and our children’s lifetime.

We are extremely excited to be able to bring this resource to Matlolane Primary in Bushbuckridge, Morutsi Primary in Tzaneen and Kunene Foundation in Thulamahashe this year!

Up to 1,500 more direct beneficiaries now have access to clean water! We have drilled three boreholes, thanks to our amazing sponsors.

Women in Entrepreneurship Program

In this quarter we launched the Women in Entrepreneurship Program sponsored by Itirele Foundation Charitable Trust in partnership with African Olive Training and Nourish Eco Village in Sigagula, Acornhoek. A more deliberate recruitment strategy was adopted with this cohort focusing on garment manufacturing with a reusable sanitary towel as the finished product; electronic waste management, this group will be manufacturing jewelry with metals harvested from e-waste devices. We also have the construction group with emphasis on energy efficiency.

The program was extended from a three-day boot camp last year, to eight days incorporating technical skills training this year. We are pleased to have wrapped up phase 1 of the program with 100% attendance again this year! The young women are currently making positive strides towards securing clients as part of the three months mentoring phase. We look forward to turning the corner with these amazing young women taking charge!

Ackerman Pick ’n Pay Foundation Shade Netting Project

In the second year of our partnership with the Ackerman Pick ’n Pay Foundation we are pleased to have retained all 20 partner schools.

As part of the sustainability plan, this year we added a new partner Mahashe Secondary School where we have established a nursery to continue supplying the other schools with seedlings beyond this grant period.

All participating schools have also learned to do their own seedling beds enabling them to also share seedlings within proximity. With the seedling in surplus, the participating schools were motivated to extend the planting beyond the shade net.

Thanks to an amazing community partner, Brian Kajengo, all 21 schools have also received Chaya and Speckboom trees to add to their gardens. A Spring of Hope is in the process of setting up a Food Forest incorporating vegetables, herbs, fruit, and indigenous trees at the school that has been leading the pack in practical application of lessons from the project, Nkotobona High School.

Two more schools who were not part of the project Masweng Primary and Maphuthaditshaba High School have benefited from the surplus seedlings. More learners will now receive fresh organic vegetables as part of their school meal, the schools can also sell the surplus vegetables and generate revenue for their respective schools.

Rhandza Xikolo Xa Wena Campaign at Masweng Primary School

A fun filled day out in the sun and the most rewarding finish was enjoyed by learners, educators, and the community of Buffelshoek at Masweng Primary when we joined forces for the Rhanza Xikolo Xa Wena Campaign, a provincial initiative in which the community and learners work together to keep their school clean.

As part of this campaign A Spring of Hope was able to kick-start the Food Forest project at the school with a donation of garden tools sponsored by Medipost Pharmacy.

To get involved with our programs in South Africa, please contact Nelly Mofokeng at .

Welcome to the Team!

Corlia has been our personal travel consultant for years and is officially a member of the A Spring of Hope team! She will be coordinating Thulani Properties Reservations starting June 15th. Please join us in welcoming Corlia and please don’t hesitate to contact her for your travel needs.

Corlia Oosthuizen 
Tel: +27 (0)15 793 0259
Cell: +27 (0)82 562 1842

**Please note South Africa is 6 hours ahead. Corlia is available 7:30 am – 1 pm US EST. 


Together We Can Do So Much!

Every donation helps us bring WASH+ solutions to our partner schools and new programs to our Permaculture Center. This includes, clean water, improved sanitation, sustainable gardens, safer kitchens, after school programs, enterprise development courses, and female empowerment programs!