THIRSTI Water Project
Access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation was recognised as a human right by the UN in 2010.
Unfortunately, in South Africa, many people still go without this essential resource. As a result, in true THIRSTI style, a team
of their most enthusiastic people went out, determined to create meaningful and long-lasting change.
Everyone starts somewhere, and the THIRSTI team thought it best to begin locally with three primary schools in the Normandien area of KwaZulu-Natal.
Their aim? To empower each school to better serve the pupils and the community at large by improving their water infrastructure. They did this by assessing each school’s unique water and sanitation requirements and then spending time addressing each need.
Over the days that followed, many radical changes were seen at the three schools. JoJo tanks, filtration units, new piping and basins were installed.
Nothing could prepare the team for the kids sheer excitement at having fresh drinking water available. There is satisfaction that comes from knowing that not only each individual school, but also the greater community at large, experienced sustainable change.