AquaAid Elephant Pumps
Here, at Baskerville School, we are aware that keeping our children and staff hydrated will aid them to perform at their very best throughout the day.
As a result, we decided to invest in watercoolers from AquAid.
Our unique relationship with AquAid has also given our School the opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves, because with each purchase an automatic donation is made to The Africa Trust.
These funds are used to build ‘Elephant Pumps’ - a modified version of an age old Chinese rope pulley system. One such pump is currently being installed in Africa on our behalf and it will be a much needed source of clean and fresh drinking water for many.
Our pump is located in Manicaland – a province in the north-eastern highlands of Zimbabwe and can produce up to 10,000 litres of portable water per day, supplying upwards of 300 people within the community, who are now able to collect clean drinking water and water for productive use every day.
To date AquAid have built over 8,000 such Elephant Pumps across parts of Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe and have donated in excess of £17 million to charity.