CPF and schools collect water for the Cape

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The local community policing forum (CPF) launched a project to collect water for the Cape and urged schools to get involved as well.

Schools will take part in a competition to see which school and class collected the most water.

Their aim is to see which school can fill a rugby field in the next two weeks with bottles of water.

Trucks have already been organised to pick up the water on 23 February and the CPF needs learners and the community’s help to load the water onto the trucks on that day.

According to Ms Chantelle Prinsloo, organiser of the project, several schools, bikers, businesses, restaurants and the community have already begun to collect water.

The project officially kicked off on 6 February and will last until 22 February.

The trucks were organised by Water Shortage South Africa and the CPF urged residents to write a message of encouragement on the water bottles, as well as from which town the water has come from.

The class that collects the most water, will win a prize sponsored by Oregan Spur Secunda.

Each learner will get a hamburger and a cold drink voucher and the grade that wins, will get a day of free entry to Aqua Zone at Lake Umuzi.

Ms Prinsloo asked residents to drop the water off at the specific school that they want to support and the bottles must be clean and no milk or oil bottles can be used.

Schools that are taking part in this project thus far, are Hoërskool Secunda, Hoërskool Oosterland, Laerskool Goedehoop, Laerskool Kruinpark, Laerskool Secunda, Curro Secunda, Laerskool Hoëveld, Highveld Ridge Primary School and Highveld Park High School.

CPF members and the Secunda Angels will also be dropping off water at the schools and will help to load the water onto the trucks.

Some filling stations in Secunda are supporting this project and are selling five litre water bottles for R15.

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Jana Oosthuizen

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