Saturday, March 7, 2009

Play Pumps

Do you guys know about Play Pumps?? I didn't until yesterday when we were reading our weekly newspaper in the classroom. They're amazing! A man named Trevor Field invented them. They are merry-go-rounds that pump water out of the ground as they spin around. They are being used in Africa and are providing fresh water to villages where there used to be none. This year, they will be adding Ethiopia to their list of African countries receiving play pumps.

This video explains it so well. After I saw it yesterday, I couldn't stop thinking about how I could raise money to donate one to a village in Ethiopia.

If you would like more information about play pumps, check out their website here.

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  1. I could not love the idea more. Just got a little dizzy watching them play. lol We are in for donating if you start a group.

  2. You were right, Ruthanne. Jack was fascinated by this idea! We just watched the video together. Amazing!