On Sunday 6 October Wynberg Rotary handed over a brand new response car to Community Medics as part of a Global Grant project between Wynberg and 7 Rotary Clubs in the USA. The response vehicle is part of a R520 000 Global Grant project including training and equipment.
On 6 October the Rotary Club of Wynberg took 21 young children to enjoy a day scratching for gems at Simonstown Scratch Patch and lunch at the beach.
The annual children’s day out is a Wynberg favourite and meaningful experience in the hearts of children who’ve not been to the beach yet alone finding gems at a gem stone patch.
Rotary later provided yummy fish and chips which was enjoyed at Seafourth Beach Simonstown where the children spent hours playing in the sand while the water washed up and kept them cool.
Rotaract and Rotary Celebrating 100 years of Madiba Magic
18 July in South Africa and the world in known as Mandela Day in memory of our countries first democratically elected President and Apartheid struggle leader. This past Wednesday South Africa celebrated 100 years of Madiba’s Magic that continues to live on in his memory.
This past week our Club together with our partners in Interact and Rotaract handed out stationary to learners of Isiphiwo Primary School in Khayelitsha, Rotaract Wynberg spoiled the nurses of Victoria Hospital with chocolates and Steenberg Rotaract with our Interact Clubs cleaned Muizenberg and Sunrise Beach Cape Town.
Rotary continues to sail
Zeekoevlei Sailing Centre where Wynberg has had over 15 years of involvement again demonstrates the impact this has on youths from our communities. Sailing has brought these youngsters out of gangs and on to the water where they are captains of their dreams. They become stronger mentally, physically and emotionally when they develop the sailing skills required to navigate wind, currents and fatigue.
Every year learners from two schools – Haugaland Vidergående Skole in Haugesund and Oddemarka Junior School in Kristiansand ,Norway raise funds by working one day of the year and donating these funds to a project called Action South Africa.
The funds raised are managed by a committee of Wynberg Rotary led by PP Are Hovstad for the benefit of 5 primary schools and 2 secondary schools in the Grassy Park, Lotus River and Zeekoevlei communities. In this year alone the Norwegian Committee gave out bursaries to the value of R940 000!
During the past week 4 Learners and 2 teachers of Haugaland Videregående Skole from Haugesund in Norway visited Cape Town as part of project Action South Africa.
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