Session 11 Playpumps

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  • PlayPumps International’s mission is to help improve the lives of children and their families by providing easy access to clean drinking water, enhancing public health, and offering play equipment to millions across Africa.  
  • PlayPumps International is an organization in the U.S. with a partner organization called Roundabout Water Solutions in South Africa.   Together, they provide schools and communities throughout Africa with an innovative, uniquely sustainable, free supply of clean drinking water.  They strive to bring joy and play into the lives of African children, better health for millions, and to achieve the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals . They will carry out there mission by installing 4,000 PlayPump® water systems in 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa by 2010, bringing the benefits of clean water to up to 10 million people. More than 1000 PlayPump systems have already been donated to communities in South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Zambia
  • life-changing and life-saving invention – the PlayPump® water system -- can provide easy access to clean drinking water, bring joy to children, and lead to improvements in health, education, gender equality, and economic development.  The PlayPump systems are innovative, sustainable, patented water pumps powered by children at play.  Installed near schools, the PlayPump system doubles as a water pump and a merry-go-round for children. The PlayPump system also provides one of the only ways to reach rural and peri-urban communities with potentially life saving public health messages. 
  • While children have fun spinning on the PlayPump merry-go-round (1), clean water is pumped (2) from underground (3) into a 2,500-liter tank (4), standing seven meters above the ground. A simple tap (5) makes it easy for adults and children to draw water. Excess water is diverted from the storage tank back down into the borehole (6). The water storage tank (7) provides a rare opportunity to advertise in outlaying communities.  All four sides of the tank are leased as billboards, with two sides for consumer advertising and the other two sides for health and educational messages. The revenue generated by this unique model pays for pump maintenance. The design of the PlayPump water system makes it highly effective, easy to operate and very economical, keeping costs and maintenance to an absolute minimum. Capable of producing up to 1,400 liters of water per hour at 16 rpm from a depth of 40 meters, it is effective up to a depth of 100 meters.
  • Session 11 Playpumps

    1. 1. PlayPumps
    2. 2. PlayPumps International’s mission: <ul><li>Help improve the lives of children and their families by providing easy access to clean drinking water, enhancing public health, and offering play equipment to millions across Africa.   </li></ul>
    3. 3. Background <ul><li>Organisation in the U.S. with a partner organisation called Roundabout Water Solutions in South Africa.   </li></ul><ul><li>Provide schools and communities throughout Africa with an innovative, uniquely sustainable, free supply of clean drinking water.  </li></ul><ul><li>They will carry out there mission by installing 4,000 PlayPump® water systems in 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa by 2010, </li></ul>
    4. 4. Background: <ul><li>life-changing and life-saving invention – the PlayPump® water system -- can provide easy access to clean drinking water. </li></ul><ul><li>Lead to improvements in health, education, gender equality,and economic development.  </li></ul><ul><li>They are innovative, sustainable, patented water pumps powered by children at play.  </li></ul><ul><li>Installed near schools, doubles as a water pump and a merry-go-round for children. </li></ul>
    5. 6. Design Brief <ul><li>Design and build a piece of play equipment that could be used in a playground to create a sustainable energy source. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine teaching this in a primary school, fill in the planning sheet, explaining your Product Analysis activity, the Focused Practical Task and your Design and Make Assignment? </li></ul>
    6. 7. Further Reading and Websites http://www.playpumps.org/ http://www.aidforafrica.org/ http://think.mtv.com/ Emai:info@playpumps.org

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