A Spring of Hope is focused exclusively on building wells located next to schools in rural South African villages, so it is natural that we are often supported by school children in the United States, who want to help children who are the same age as them, but who live 7,000 miles away. We want to make it easy for you, as a teacher, to organize a project for your students, which is why we developed our “A Drop in the Bucket” program.
This program is designed to engage children and teach them about the world water crisis and A Spring of Hope’s work in South Africa through creative curriculum. We provide interested teachers with a basic outline of ideas and a bucket in which to collect coins for a particular school in rural South Africa.
On our website, a page is dedicated to a designated school for which funds are being raised. Students get the opportunity to view information about the school and it allows them to feel a better connection to the campaign. They can learn more about the students and see how their donations help improve the schools and communities in which they are located. The participating class and school name will also be included on the plaque that is attached to the well tank once water has been located, borehole drilled, and infrastructure installed.