HELP GET WATER TO SCHOOLS

Many schools throughout South Africa don’t have sustainable access to water. Together with MySchool, we’ve launched the LOVEH2O WATER FUND to help address this issue. Our primary goal is to raise funds so we can provide sustainable sources of  water by installing rain water tanks at schools, especially in the areas affected by the drought, and help educate learners about the importance of water conservation through our Woolworths Education Programme.

The water collected in the rain water tanks can be used for hand washing and toilets so these schools can stay open in case of water outages, and to help them grow sustainable food gardens of vegetables and fruit for school lunches and to share with their communities.

To kickstart the fund, Woolworths and MySchool is giving R1.5 million so we can install tanks at schools in drought-stricken areas. With your help, we can do so much more. 

Keep track of our progress here

 

HELPING WON'T COST YOU A CENT 

If you’re already a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet supporter, you can help by supporting the LOVEH2O WATER FUND by making it one of your beneficiaries, and it won’t cost you a cent! Then, every time you shop, swipe your card and a percentage of what you spend will be given to the Fund on your behalf.

(If you have any Woolies card, you can link it to MySchool on their mobile app, by calling them on 0860 100 445 or emailing cs@myschool.co.za. If you don’t have a Woolies or MySchool card, apply for your free MySchool card by downloading the MySchool app or apply within any Woolworths store.)

PART OF A BIGGER PICTURE 

The establishment of the LOVEH2O WATER FUND is just one part of a long-term, sustainable programme that has water conservation at its heart. Here’s more about what the Woolworths Education Programme and MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet are already doing for nature conservation. To read more about what Woolies is doing to protect this precious resource, click here.

With your help, we can make even more of a difference to the lives of the children at these schools as well as to their communities. 

Show Your Support With This Bag4Good!

Through the sale of each LoveH20 Bag4Good, R10 (VAT inclusive) will be donated to the LoveH20 Fund. Through our Good Business Journey, we aim to make a difference in the lives of local communities and the environment, and raising funds through the sale of this bag will aid us in providing sustainable water sources to schools who need it. Especially in drought affected areas, we will be installing rainwater tanks and educating children about the importance of water conservation through the Woolworths Education Programme.  

Who Will Benefit from the Funds Raised?

Funds raised through sales of the LoveH20 Bag will be used to contribute towards the improved sanitation, guttering and rainwater harvesting in four under-resourced schools in Franschhoek, Western Cape.

The schools were selected on the basis of:

  • Evidence of effective school management
  • School needs analysis, including available resources and condtion of existing water infrastructure
  • Community involvement in the school

Planned Impact and Interventions:

The projected impact of the project will include 3306 learners and 122 staff

  • Upgrading of building infrastructure to enable rainwater harvesting
  • Install water points where applicable
  • Install, stablilize, and treat existing water tanks, installing new tanks where necessary
  • Install filtration systems
  • Replace borehole pumps where necessary

 

When Will The Project Be Initiated?

LoveH20 is an ongoing project, but the work in Franschoek will begin in late 2018

Who is involved in the implementation of the funds?

Implementation of projects using funds raised for the LOVEH20 Fund is overseen by a corss-functional team consisting of individuals from us at Woolworths as well as MySchool, with oversight from our very own Head of Sustainability at Woolies. 

How to offer further support: 

The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet programme raises funds for over 8 000 schools and charities every time you shop, they give back up to 1% of your spend on your chosen charities.

Raise funds for the LOVEH2O fund by linking your Woolworths, WRewards or MySchool card to LOVEH2O.

Add LOVEH2O as a beneficiary here.

You can also find out about more information about the Bags4Good project here

Related Pages

Woolworths Water Page