Rotary Expenditure

WE ARE PEOPLE OF ACTION

We are not called “People of Action” for nothing! Rotary Clubs in our District spent over R29 million in the 2017-2018 Rotary year (June – July) on projects in our local communities. Browse through this list of some of the bigger projects we have or are currently working on.

If you are a business or a CSI Manager looking to partner with us to disburse your CSI funding, please contact us here. Rotary International is one of the highest rated non-profits in the world in terms of financial governance, transparency and accountability. Find out more here.

WE ARE PEOPLE OF ACTION

We are not called “People of Action” for nothing! Rotary Clubs in our District spent over R29 million in the 2017-2018 Rotary year (June – July) on projects in our local communities. Browse through this list of some of the bigger projects we have or are currently working on.

If you are a business or a CSI Manager looking to partner with us to disburse your CSI funding, please contact us here. Rotary International is one of the highest rated non-profits in the world in terms of financial governance, transparency and accountability. Find out more here.

Rotary Expenditure

The Rotary Foundation is #2 on Charity Navigator’s list of Top 10 charities who work throughout the country and the world. These charities are large, complex organizations with budgets exceeding $100 million, and at least $65 million in net assets. They became household names in part because of their exceptional financial management, no easy feat considering the scope and size of their operations. Charitable givers should feel confident that these national institutions put their donations to good use. Find out more here.

Reporting Summary
33 Internationally Funded Projects
Volunteers
Beneficiaries

TYGERBERG CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Through a mammoth collective fundraising effort spanning 3 years, The Blouberg Rotary Club, raised R3 Million to buy the latest Bronchoscope with a Miniature Radial Ultrasound probe for the Tygerberg Children’s Hospital. Funds were donated by local and global Rotary networks as well as a donation from the Tygerberg Hospital Children’s Trust. This is the first such equipment in South Africa and the only one in Africa.

LANGA ECD PROJECT

This project is a 5 year vision from 2018 – 2022 which will target EVERY child under the age of 6 in Langa, striving to provide access to ECD facilities. We also intend to upgrade existing ECDs into “quality centres of excellence” – this includes a water saving, solar energy efficient and recycling component for each centre. It also means working with the community at all levels, not just to increase the uptake from the current 25% of children who currently have access to an ECD experience in the Langa Community.

OPPIEKOPPIE CRECHE

Oppiekoppie is a creche/ECD is Prince Albert Hamlet, approximately 150 km outside of Cape Town. The creche was becoming too small to serve the needs of the children in the community and together with Newlands Rotary, Pinelands Rotary and corporate partner, Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages, we both fund-raised and project managed the construction of an additional 3 classrooms and ablutions which doubled the capacity of the school. The school has already filled the classes and there is a further waiting list – success builds success!

Download the project progress pictures from drawing to opening day.

ONE TO ONE

One to One is a fair arranged by community clubs and schools that offers the intellectually disabled a fun and engaging day out with loads of activities and entertainment. Our clubs run the photo booths, food and game stalls where visitors can enjoy a day of laughter and fun! It is an especially rewarding one-to-one experience.

Find out more: www.onetoone.co.za

RISE AGAINST HUNGER

Rotarians come together to package meals for those in need. Rice and other dry ingredients are combined into a meal bag that, with water, becomes a highly nutritious vegetarian meal. These pre-packed meal bags are then collected and distributed at schools, orphanages, clinics or vocational centers. In 2018, Rise Against Hunger packaged 76.9 million meals worldwide, 60% of which were distributed to children.

Find out more: www.riseagainsthunger.org

THE ZOE PROJECT

NGO servicing Retreat Maternity & Obstretrics Unit offering assistance with birth, wide ranging pregnancy and birth related counselling, education and information, feeding schemes, adoption services, antenatal classes and newborn clothing support. Newlands Rotary donated two container units to help expand their services and support. Thanks to a District Grand of R30 000.00, we were also able to build a roof over the outdoor waiting area to ensure that moms and babies are kept warm and dry in winter weather.

Find out more: www.thezoeproject.co.za

ITHEMBA LETHU LEARNING CENTER

iThemba Lethu provides a quiet and safe space for LEAP Science and Maths and other Langa students to study and access internet facilitates after school and on weekends. LEAP past students also use the facility to access information on jobs, careers and further study. The learning centre is staffed by a diverse group of tutors drawn from LEAP past students, qualified African refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Botswana and Zimbabwe, South African professionals and volunteers.

Find out more: www.leapschool.org

NOLUTHANDO

The Noluthando Special Needs School in Khayelitsha opened their newly built Treatment & Assessment Centre on Friday, 7 December 2018. At a cost of R2.6m the Centre provides capacity for specialist therapy treatments to learners. Approximately 300 children currently benefit from the special needs facilities that are aimed at educating hearing impaired and autistic learners (ASD).

Download the project progress photos from foundation laying to opening day