Beretta Primary School
Our Flagship School
In 2005, while on vacation in South Africa, Joanne and Brittany Young requested to visit a school somewhere near their safari lodge located just outside Kruger National Park. They wanted to see what the educational experience was like for African kids. Upon visiting Beretta Primary School, the Youngs were heart-sick to find tattered classrooms, dry, dusty fields and absolutely no running water for the children to drink, flush the toilets or wash their hands. With tears in their eyes, Joanne and Brittany vowed to SOMEHOW bringing water to the children of Beretta Primary School. The following year, with the on-the-ground assistance of their South African tour guides, Brendon and Sheri Schmikl, Joanne and Brittany raised the funds to drill a well at Beretta Primary. In 2007, the Young family sponsored the construction of a Beretta School library and health clinic while officially launching A Spring of Hope.