Clean Water & Volleyball in South AfricaNeele Rave
South Africa is a mineral-rich country with still a lot of active mines. The working conditions but also the living conditions of the mineworkers and their families are poor. Children grew up in informal settlements facing poverty, crime and inadequate housing.
The GreenSource initiative, supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has installed 15 soccer fields, collecting rainwater and well-water which get filtered in order to provide safe water to the community. Besides that, GreenSource is a sustainable playground where children and the community can come together.
Maintenance of these sports grounds is essential to ensure the good functioning of the system. The fields need to have a higher level of engagement to establish a sustainable social impact.
We want to explore the possibilities of building volleyball systems on the courts and using the power of volleyball to develop life skills for children in the community. Simultaneously, providing equal access to clean drinking water and hygiene education will be facilitated.
- Explore GreenSource court's accessibility to volleyball
- Engage the local community (schools) to play volleyball
- Connect court engagement to clean water access and court maintenance
- Transportation of volleyball equipment to the GreenSource locations
- Submit project proposal for long term sustainability