Youth Projects is a snapshot of WRC's youth focussed initiatives. Here we celebrate Interact, Earlyact, Early Childhood Development (ECD), Debating and Peer Mediation.
This message comes from Mr Haupt, teacher at Trafalgar High Interact Club, who gave Thamie a lift home after the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) camp, held this past long weekend:
"Thamie Magasela enjoyed the camp so much. He spoke all the way back telling me about the camp (usually he is very quiet) and the exciting programmes and talks. I could see it made big impression on him. Thanks Maryka to you and everyone at Rotary Waterfront who sponsored the camp for Thamie”.
Jim Pokorneys Science education at St Mary's continues... Jim took samples from the kids' fingers and from around the school and let them grow their extremely colourful results in a petri dish.
"Electrical Circuits Day"- The kids built LED light and buzzer circuits. They loved it when their creations made an obnoxious buzzer sound - all in the interest of learning!
Siham Boda, George Mua and Michael Goldman from WFRC with the learners who participated in the Peer Mediation Program in 2016
Some of the prefects completing a task during the peer mediation session..
Trafalgar High School’s Interact Club spent a fun filled a weekend at the Soetwater Environmental Education Centre near Kommetjie, learning about nature and the environment.
The experience was jointly sponsored by Waterfront Rotary Club and the Soetwater Environmental Education Centre. The camp principal "Mr Lappies" described the learners as "'amazing young adults and the future leaders of our country” - we are proud to be associated with them.
Thank you to Ms Holly Wentworth - the teacher in charge of the Interact Club - for all her (and her husband’s) dedication.
Cooks preparing their ingredients for the fiercely contested Potjiekos competition...
Captain Piet Postema, Siham Boda, George Mua, Nadene Rolston and Michael Goldman participated in the induction of new members into the Early Act Club at Rahmaniyeh Primary.
Nafeesah Hendricks was elected as club President for 2017. Other board members are Vice President - Nureeyah Davids, Secretary - Ishrene Gasnodien and Treasurers - Abaasiyah Hendricks and Nuhaa Mandell.
And the occasion would not have been complete without the CAKE - thank you Siham's Mom!
In addition to maintaining the work over the past few years with the Early-Act and Interact groups in the inner city, our focus in the following year is very much on Early Childhood Development (ECD) initiatives.
We are partnering with Newlands RC to upgrade 23 existing creche’s in Langa. In the medium term, about 40 creches are needed in this area to provide sufficient facilities. In addition to infrastructure, teacher training is also planned. The intention is to apply for an International Grant and possibly a Global Grant.
Zama Zotsho Educare in Langa
The Northern Cape ECD programme includes the training and equipping of 350 teachers in the region. The facilities will be provided with educational toys, a collection of books, tables and chairs. International assistance will be required and possibly a Global Grant will be applied for.
The newly formed Sinobome Trust which has recently transferred monies from Switzerland will finalise it’s objectives and goals to provide quality ECD training facilities at 1 or more centres.
Our Doringrosie creche building built by WRC in Nourivier requires some maintenance work.
Doringrosie Creche in Nourivier
The new committee for 2017/2018 with Phephelaphi Dube, Nadene Rolston (Director of Youth Services WRC) and Mr Alvin Haupt (THS Interact Club teacher). The commitee from left to right : Yohali Ilunga (vice - president) Alexio Kudzuruga (president and one of the two learners sent to attend Adventure into Citizenship by WRC); Ebraheem Fredericks (Treasurer) and Sibabalwe Mpukuzela (Secretary)
SiyaKhanyisa Educare Centre in Langa provides early childhood education and 2 meals a day to 70 children from Langa.
Waterfront Rotary Club nominated Siyakhanyisa as the recipient of our share of funds raised at the Concert in the Convent Garden.
From the funds raised we could purchase a few items on the wish list of Siyakhanyisa: - a new stove (old stove was beyond repair) - chest deep freezer - small tables and chairs (children can now all have their meals together as they used to take turns)
Maryka Vermaak handed over a computer (donated by a friend of Rotary), which David Bradley kindly loaded with the Ubuntu ECD programmes.
SiyaKhanyisa still need books and educational toys - that will be the focus of future fundraising efforts...
Rahmaniyeh teacher Rushda Cassiem and learner Abdullah Kapangura presented a delightful "words and pictures and a little movie", "Thank You" to Waterfront Rotary for the support during the year.
Apart from a leadership camp at Soetwater, the learners also benefitted from entrepreneurship training - a deliciously sticky affair - mediation and conflict resolution and recycling projects.
Nadene Rolston thanks Abdullah Kapangura for his entertaining contribution to the presentation.
On Tuesday 16 Feb Nadene Rolston attended the Rahmaniyeh Primary School Early Act meeting. Nadene taught the club about ‘budgeting for a project’ The learners will put their skills to the test on 1 March when they will sell ice-cream and jewelry at break time.
Rahmaneyah EarlyActers had fun today selling marshmallows on a stick and ice-cream in a cone.
It was a sticky sugary affair but they had fun and had many eager buyers. A small project but so much to learn. The left overs will be sold next week. They learnt that goods sold at R1 and R2 went faster. R5 was a bit much for some children.
The Early Act Board: President: Abduallah Kapangura Deputy/VP: Imaan Kanouni Secretary: Quahirah Karlie Assistant: Kauther Salie Treasurer: Thandeka Malande Assistant: Washfeeq Williams
Ms Waseema Rinquest (early act teacher), Siham, Nadene, Piet, Ms Riska Ariefdien (early act teacher), Layla Daniels (early act teacher), Teacher (name unknown), Ms Jaffa (deputy principal), Ms Solomons (library assistant and teacher).
L->R: Nadene Rolston, Secretary: Ovayo Martins, Bursar: Ovayo Silinga, President: Amanda Mukangwa, Sue Pokorney
The club project for this term is "Clean St. Mary's". Members will be picking up litter throughout the school and surrounding neighbourhood. They will be making posters to promote a clean school and neighbourhood.
The Interact clubs of Trafalgar and Good Hope Seminary High Schools entertaining 60 leaners from Yomolele Primary School in Khayelitsha at Trafalgar High School selected by Ikhaya Le Themba (Khayelitsha) NPO whose primary focus is community development services to vulnerable children and families. www.iklethemba.co.za
St. Mary's Early Act Club members organized a disco for their fellow students. Sue Pokorney attended the fun-filled event and photographed some of the action. The prize winning best dancers are pictured with club moderator, Laura Vermeulen. Funds raised will be used to purchase much needed supplies for the St. Mary's art program.
The 2017 Rotary Inter-schools’ Debating Competition is nearing an exciting finish with the semi-finals being held on Monday 11 Sept.
At Springfield Convent in Wynberg Springfield’s junior and senior teams will meet the junior and seniors from Reddam Constantia in what promises to be an exciting contest.
In the other debate (being held at (Herrchel in Claremont), Bishops juniors will match up with the juniors from Camps Bay High, while in the senior section Herschel will contest Edgemead High.
The winners will go through to the finals that are being held at the German School in Tamboerskloof on Monday 18 September at 19:00
In 2014 the Grade 11 Interacters decided the would like to leave a legacy at Trafalgar High. They started fundraising for shelving and books, and with generous support from many organisations and individuals - including the family of the late Colin Eglin who donated many of hia books. On Feb 3rd 2016, the dream materialised - the library was officially opened: a happy, super-proud-moment day. Well Done Interacters, you are indeed leaving a legacy of note!
Trafalgar Principal, Mr Hendricks cutting the ribbon with Moh Mohammed from Waterfront Rotary Club.
Students, with teacher Holly Wentworth, enjoying the reading corner.
Teacher Holly Wentworth, WFRC Captain Glynis Jennings, Trafalagar Principal Mr Hendricks and Moh Mohammed from WFRC at the certificate ceremony.
WFRC Captain Glynis with students.
Shelves full of books! (NOTE: they still need LOTS of age appropriate fiction!)
The Early act club of St Mary’s Primary school, looking at the donation of laptops for their school. At the handover ceremony they surprised us by reciting the 4 way test.
Zaine Perry, Avuyile Jack, Sisipho Mndita and Mihle Manjati of St Mary’s Primary School were the first to test their computers.
Aug 2014 President Maryka Vermaak pining an Interact badge on a new member of the Trafalgar High Interact club
Rtn Mohammed congratulating the new members.