Jarl Are Hovstad
(21.04.1940 – 21.02.2018)
Born in the far south of Norway in Kristiansand, Are and his wife Wenche first came to Africa in 1973 where Are represented the Norwegian Government. They returned to Africa, specifically Zambia, in 1985, before heading south to Cape Town in 1992.
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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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