S: Drops of Hope. Waves of Change.RAIN Water for Schools
FC: Drops of Hope. Waves of Change. RAIN Water for Schools Thabo Tona Primary School Visit Katlehong, Johannesburg, South Africa July 13, 2010
1: This book is a small token of appreciation for sharing your time and heart with The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation. The foundation’s success relies on the work of its supporters and your work as a RAIN Maker has helped to ensure that our outreach efforts in Africa thrive. More than words can express, we hope the smiling faces and unbridled excitement of the children at Thabo Thona Primary School adequately conveys the significance of your contribution. It was a pleasure having you involved and sharing this journey with you. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Warm regards and many thanks, Wiliam Asiko President The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation
2: Children from Thabo Tona line the entrance of the school awaiting our arrival.
3: A warm welcome from Principal Khubeka and the students.
4: The Thabo Tona Primary School, established in 1987, is home to 1,000 children, most of whom are orphans. The school is one of many in South Africa that has benefited from The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation’s RAIN (Replenish Africa Initiative) Water for Schools Project.
5: Hearts melt as the children sing and dance.
6: Everyone is all ears as speakers share the details of the RAIN Water for Schools project and The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation.
7: Cath Coetzer, Performance Director, Coca-Cola South Africa | Mrs. Khubeka, Principal Thabo Tona Primary School | Dorcas Onyango, Program Manager, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation | Sipho Ntuli, Gauteng Provincial Government Department of Housing | Mike Rabe of Resolve Consulting, the project's implementing partner
8: Beautiful harmonies fill the room as the school choir sings a special song to say “Thank you Coca-Cola”
9: With the program completed, it was time for the handing-over ceremony of the gardening tools from the local bottler to Mrs. Khubeka.
10: Working side by side, we filled the garden with lively conversations about the community and school improvements.
11: Many hands make for light work.
12: With a little teamwork all of the vegetables seedlings were planted and watered in just 30 minutes. | Sarah Tripodi | Angeles Reyes | Fatos Bozer
13: The garden included spinach, onion and lettuce seedlings.
14: Coca-Cola inspired art by the students illuminates each classroom.
15: Fatos Bozer poses for a picture with some students before inspecting the new water tank. | The newly installed water tank provided through RAIN Water for Schools
16: The students show us their renovated drinking tap. The area around the tap was upgraded so that run-off water is collected for watering the gardens.
17: The afternoon was filled with smiles and laughter.
19: The RAIN Water for Schools project plans to bring clean drinking water to 200 schools across Africa. It is a component of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation's (TCCAF) Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) which in turn aims to bring clean water to over 2 million people in Africa by 2015. RAIN Water for Schools is also TCCC’s legacy program for the FIFA 2010 Football World Cup . To read more about The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and the RAIN Water for Schools program, please visit tccaf.org.