The Bursary Evening is one of the most important events of the year for the Norwegian Liaison Committee (NLC) of the Rotary Club of Wynberg. Even more so, it is the highlight of the school year for 7 schools on the Cape Flats. On that evening, learners from 5 primary schools and 2 secondary schools are given bursaries to assist them to cover for expenses through their school year.
This year Wynberg Rotary Club and Constantia Rotary Club and Kromboom Rotary Club elected to host their RFHD this year during the week before the official dates to coincide with school holidays. The community of Capricorn Park were very glad to see us again and supported us well. Once again the eye testing and free readers and dental health were a great hit. We handed out on average 110 pairs of readers a day which shows the tremendous need. There were a number of other services that were also well supported and needed by the community as well as some exhausted staff who manned these services.
Some of the services and advice that we offered were: Blood Pressure, BMI, Pulse Screening, Diabetes, Breast screening, Cervical Pap smears, Teenage pregnancy, Condom handouts, Family planning, Female condom demonstration, TB counselling – clinical testing, HCT (HIV Counselling and Testing), Male circumcision, diarrhoea, squeezy bottles, Environmental Health, Drug advice, Hand washing, Nutrition, dental, Eye Testing and readers, Toothpaste/Toothbrush, Multivitamins and Vitamin A for children.
Our thanks go to Living Hope for once again hosting us and serving the community so wonderfully. Our thanks also to the City of Cape Town and Provincial Health Department who assisted by providing NGOs to provide these services.
Unfortunately we had to move our site location from Lavender Hill to Capricorn and apologise to all residents of Lavender Hill. However we will be back to try again to offer the services to your community.
Justin Schonegevel,a Wynberg Rotarian, and Lee Bergman, Wynberg Rotaractor, were presented with Citations for their exceptional dedication to the youth, at a meeting of RC Newlands Youth Services in September.
Justin Schonegevel : RC Wynberg
Past Rotaractor and now a Rotarian, Justin is the Adventures into Citizenship and Interact Training Workshop Champion, who has taken both these programmes to new heights and in so doing has fostered great working partnerships with RC Cape Town and Rotaract. Together these two leadership programmes oﬀered over 230 young people in Interact, this year alone, the opportunity to understand their roles in society and in Rotary.
Lee Bergman: Rotaract Wynberg, past DRR
Lee does not know how to have a weekend like normal people, or even normal Rotarians. If he’s having a braai, it’s because it’s a project, if he’s doing DIY, it’s because it’s a project, if he’s having a party, it’s because it’s Uncle Paul’s, if he’s away for the weekend, it’s because it’s a Rotary or Rotaract Conference, if he’s exercising, it’s because it’s the Cycle Tour/marathon /Two Oceans, and if it’s anything else, you can bet he’s designing the Youth Service website, or new banners for District, or the artwork for some Rotary function, or training Rotarians on social media. Lee put the face of Rotaract into the Rotary /Rotaract Partnership and reminds us to become the place Rotaractors want to move to when they leave Rotaract.