The ‘RAIN (Replenish Africa Initiative) Water for Schools’ initiative recently received a gold accolade at the ‘AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce) Stars of Africa Awards’ in December 2011. The ‘Stars of Africa Awards’ aim to showcase what AmCham members are doing in terms of socio-economic development and corporate social responsibility.

The ‘RAIN Water for Schools’ project came first in the ‘Infrastructure and Environment’ category. With nearly R 30 million being invested in partnership with the SA Government, the RAIN Water for Schools project is the largest investment by The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation in any single country. 60,000 learners in 100 schools are benefitting from this project.

Water for Schools is Coca-Cola’s legacy programme from the 2010 FIFA World Cup and is part of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation’s RAIN initiative which has a goal of providing clean water to over 2 million people across Africa by 2015. Clean water is one of the most important resources we have and already over 15,000 people in SA have access to clean drinking water due to RAIN.