Child labour! But in a good way. Read more about the Playpump here.
Of course, I have my doubts about how much underground water there is in sub-saharan Africa and the feasibility of using it for general consumption. If underground-water was such an easy answer, why aren’t there any hand-drawn ones?
Also, is it just me or does a play pump remind you of old-fashioned mills–the kind you see on TV used as torture devices, with captives chained to it and slavedrivers whipping them from behind?
Perhaps some form of punishment for naughty children?
“Ukundu! Do your homework or you’ll have to go out and play!”
Headline: Children play to pump water–suffer dehydration