LEARN – GROW and FOOD PLANT SOLUTIONS
Global food shortages are looming as the single greatest threat to mankind! But there is a simple solution – food plants that grow and thrive naturally where they are best adapted.
Front line agriculturalists are again focussing on the less well- known food plants of the world to produce the “evergreen” revolution.
Nutritionists are highlighting the food values of overlooked traditional food plants
LearnwGrow is a visionary project based on the lifetime work of agricultural scientist, Bruce French, from Tasmania, Australia’s island State. He has compiled the world’s most comprehensive food plant database, creating a simple yet powerful tool to address hunger and malnutrition in developing countries globally. LearnwGrow’s prime objective is to provide resources, information and technical support to food aid providers so they can help people in need learn about and grow the best local plants to match their nutritional needs.
LearnwGrow and Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group utilising the global networks of Rotary International are better equipped than anyone in the world to further the evergreen revolution, and “help the hungry feed themselves”.
Thank you for your continuing interest in schooling. Your knowing that I would be interested in attending the Moves for Life book launch is further evidence of your outstanding insight regarding matters educational.
I want you to know that it is your fault that chess is now being incorporated into the national mathematics and science improvement strategy that Minister Motshekga has tasked me with.
When we see significant improvements in ANAs (annual national assessments), you will be singled out and marked with a branding iron that reads ‘thank you’. On a less flippant note though, I am absolutely convinced of the transformative power of this game. Had I not been exposed to the program, I doubt that it would get substantive, official support.
Apropos the Rotary International book program, I have briefed Minister Motshekga about the possibility of significant funding being made available for collection, transport and distribution of books and modified containers from the USA. The Minister was thrilled at the prospect of many more of these excellent quality books being made available to South African children.
Minister Motshekga has instructed that a trust fund be created for the specific purpose of receiving ring-fenced contributions such as the funding program you spoke of when we met at the Gaberone convention.
The legal/technical aspects of the Minister’s Educational Trust are being addressed now. Regarding a meeting between the RIP and Minister Motshekga, I suggest the following approach. Itemize the matters he wants to discuss, with enough detail to whet the appetite, bearing in mind that receptive capacity can be overloaded when faced with too long and too detailed text. The criterion most frequently applied for meetings with Minister Motshekga is this; if the issues can be addressed by means of a letter, then a meeting is unlikely. I suspect however, that in this instance the matters are too complex and intricate for a letter to suffice.
I am willing and able to take the issues to her directly and if she is convinced that a face-to-face meeting will be useful, she will instruct her PA to schedule it. The alternative would be to send her PA a request for a meeting, providing motivation for it with the ‘agenda’ attached. His name is Steve Mabua, his email address is Mabua.S@dbe.gov.za. The switchboard number is 012 357 3000 and you will be put through to him.
Whatever approach you choose, please know that I appreciate all that the Rotary Club so generously and selflessly provides for our children and I thank you on their behalf.
At your service,
Dear DG …………………………………….
Invitation to Participate: Nyadire Water Project
We would like to thank you in advance for your support in getting this project off the ground. I confirm that The Rotary Club of Harare West, through President Andy House and I (Past President and currently Director of our Projects Committee) will spearhead the Rotary involvement in the FVP water project in Zimbabwe.
The Nyadire Methodist Mission in the Mutoko region of Zimbabwe needs access to clean water supplies. These were provided in the past by a Parastatal agency, but the infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and the community of 4,000 hospital patients, teachers, staff and pupils at primary and secondary schools, and a further 20,000 members of the community in the surrounding area in general do not have access to treated water supplies.
The region has also suffered severe outbreaks of cholera in the past, with 2,500 cholera cases and 67 deaths being reported during the 2009 outbreak. This disease is largely preventable with the availability of treated water.
Photographs and more detailed information is available at the below web sites. If you are interested in participating in this water project, utilising some of your DDF funds, please contact Rotarian Karl Schroeder, based in Alaska (Karl Schroeder <email@example.com>) who is coordinating the overall grant through District 5010. Please copy in Rotarian Rose Peters, the District 9210 Water Resources Co-ordinator (Rotarian Rose Peters <firstname.lastname@example.org>) and I (email@example.com). Please feel free to contact any one of us should you have any questions that we could hopefully clear up.
Yours in Rotary Service
Rotarian Manuel Lopes
MALARIA AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: includes training the communities and handing out mosquito nets
As mentioned, a small committee has been formed and the RCs involved are Johannesburg New Dawn, Morningside, Benoni Aurora and Pretoria West. We are fortunate to have Tjipo involved and she is from GBS Health. They have offices in New York and other places worldwide. They have 230 companies on their books and their primary work is to work with these companies in Africa regarding HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB. They get exceptional support from the oil companies as well. The 230 are always looking for projects to work on.
In addition, we have Stella who is the Regional Area co-ordinator for WHO and is fully versed with what has been happening in Africa iro of all the health issues.
We asked Stella if she could consider the following:
- To arrange a ‘train the trainer’ programme throughout the major malaria infected areas. Education amongst the community members is paramount as some clearly do not know what to do with their mosquito nets!
- She will introduce us to the SA Minister of Health and get her support to work together with Health Ministers throughout Africa.
- She will obtain a list of the Health Ministers throughout Africa for us and their liaison officers.
- We will work with the Rotary clubs throughout Africa to liaise with the
Health Ministers’ offices for various reasons:
- Community day for malaria training and handing over nets.
- To get the Minister to sign a pre-printed coloured card stating that he/she supports the campaign. This will be laminated and then tied to large wire ball with the African map and a small beaded mosquito on top of the wired ball.
- The wire ‘ball; will travel to about 25 countries (those selected and suggested by WHO).
- We will then present it to the RI President when he adventure is complete.
- To arrange media exposure in every country.
- We have the support of Yvonne Chaka Chaka as well as Kingsley Holgate (both famous people in South Africa).
- Kingsley leaves for another African adventure in October and he will be taking hundreds of mosquito nets with him….amongst other things.
- Yvonne will be releasing her song to raise funds for the campaign in the next few months. She leaves on 12 September to do another Africa trip. As you know, she is the Ambassador for Malaria for Africa.
I did suggest that we try and get Yvonne to have a slot at the next RI convention – or the year thereafter. She is a very professional and efficient woman and speaks exceptionally well. She has addressed over 80 worldwide presidents (at one stage there were over 50 in one room). She was crowned as ‘The Princess of Africa’ by Past president Nelson Mandela. Tom/Orscelik – can you please let me know if you have managed to take this request up with the RI organising committee?
Then PDG Ann, Sylvia Knoop found out that the Southern Sun Hotel Group (largest in SA) had managed to get pencils made with recycled newspaper. We approached them and asked for 20120 for the north and the same number for the south and they agreed. In order to obtain as much exposure as possible, it was agreed to have the media present when the hand-over is done.
Yvonne has advised that she is available on 11 September.
I arranged a meeting with Pryer Naidoo (the Southern Sun’s Communications and PR Affairs co-ordinator). I have not got time to redo the following notes for this report, but this is the summary of the notes I took during my meeting with Pryer 10 days ago.
- SS are happy to do a cocktail event for Kingsley and I also suggested that we do this when Yvonne is also available – this would be a double whammy! She agreed. She was more than happy to do this and said that it was a great suggestion.
- It will be held at their hotel at Monte casino – The Pivot.
- They will take care of the media in full. They will send the invitations
- I need to send her as much information as possible – and you can send me what you want them to have.
- I asked whether they could do radio, TV and printed media interviews, and she said she would try her best.
- I also asked whether SS would consider sponsoring a number of mossie nets and that on the same evening, these could be handed to Yvonne.
- She said that they were very tight on budget as the hotels were not doing too well right now but they will see what they can do. She will talk to Neil.
- I asked whether we could get both Kingsley and Yvonne interviewed on different occasions and she said she would certainly try and get this done by the media – she agrees that it would be great exposure.
- We would have to prime them both to mention Rotary wherever possible – but I am sure that they will do this anyway!
- I also asked whether we could possibly get more than just over 20,000 pencils and she said that she would try. She has the 20,000 odd pencils in her office already.
Both Pryer’s parents were Rotarians in the Amanzimtoti club but they have retired from Rotary due to old age and ill health. Her father received a Paul Harris as well.
We will know this afternoon whether Kingsley can make 11 September for the hand-over….I hope so!
GREAT TRAIN RACE
A few clubs in Mpumalanga will be hosting the Great Train Race on 20 August and last year they attracted just over 20,000 people! They cleared close to R 1,8m for several projects that they support. This is the largest train race in the Rotary history/calendar.
A Spring Walk has been arranged for September and about 3000 people are expected. Monies raised will go to several orphanages (RC Benoni Aurora)and to the coffers of building the Sandton Counselling Crisis Centre (RC Morningside).
The crop circle project in KZN has been very successful and has received funds from Netherlands as well. I mentioned this one a few years ago at the COSEA meeting in Kempton Park.
Led by IPP Remmy Koech, 8 Hurlingham Rotarians recently distributed 200 copies of the Usborne Illustrated dictionaries to Sunrise School in Nairobi; the latter comprising two campuses and accommodating 400 children. Mrs. Corinne Corvin, Director of Sunrise School, approached RC Hurlingham to support their literacy efforts. The club approved the donation, in support of the objectives of the Reach Out To Africa (ROTA) Project.
ROTA is a Rotary action group, targeting these main areas: Water Management; Health Initiatives (HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis); Literacy & Education; Economic Empowerment; Children’s Welfare & Disabilities.
Through its Literacy Initiative, ROTA promotes the ROTADictionary4Life, comprising 288 pages, 1,000 illustrations, 10,000 entries and 20,000 definitions, all printed in colour; paper sourced from sustainable forests. The project culminated in a magnificent handover ceremony at the Kitengela School, attended by PPs Muriuki Njagagua and Remmy Koech, together with current club President Ken Idwasi.
ROTA: LITERACY INITIATIVE: DICTIONARY PROJECT
Minutes of 8th Literacy Committee Meeting, held at
Michael Johnson’s flat: 5 Kelvin Grange, Kelvin Rd, Newlands 7700, Cape Town on 21 September 2010
(Most Rotary titles not shown on account of lack of space: request for “Rotary protocol” to be assumed!)
Present:Rodney Mazinter (in the chair) • June Webber •
Jean-Claude Merven • Graham Parkhurst • Michael Johnson
Apologies for Absence (Cape Town only): Shan Biesman-Simons • Deon van Zyl • Mike Saxby • Mike Ochse • Lloyd Whitfield & Janey Ball
By Invitation:Peter Hugo
Copied to ROTA Executive Members:Tom Branum • Örscelik Balkan • June Webber • Josh Chimhanda • Nelson Kawalya • Kaushik Manek • Michael Olawale-Cole • Yaovi Tigoé • Sharon Cyr
Copied to Eastern & Southern African Stephen Mwanje (D9200) • Moses Malunda (D9210) • Richard Alborough (D9270)
Governors 2010/2011:Frank Baffoe (D9320) • Shan Biesman-Simons (9350) • Francis Callard (D9400)
Copied to Immediate Past Eastern Tadesse Alemu (D9200) • Stallard Mpata (D9210) • Albie van de Venter (old D9250) • Natty Moodley & Southern African Governors: (D9270)• Beth Thomas (old D9300). • Anne Botha (D9320) • Mike Saxby (D9350)
Copied to Literacy Committee Members Tony Serrano • Doug Kent • John Bredenkamp • Trevor Long • Jan van Zyl • Peter Makhari •
not able to attend (Southern Africa) Chris Molam
Copied to ROTA: Africa South colleagues: Nick Phillips (D92970) •Shirley Downie (D9400) • Patrick Coleman (D9210) • John Gomes (D9350)
Stallard Mpata (D9210) • Natty Moodley (D9270) • Peter Vurtgarellis (D9350)
Copied to RC Kirksville (sponsor club): Ray Klinginsmith • Tim Tucker • James Harman • Murilyn Koutstaal
Copied to Literacy Project UK: Colin Bryant (RC Tooting, D1130)
Copied to Ethiopia Rural Schools Project: Melbana Seifu • Samson Tesfaye • Sisay Ifle • Yofef Tilahun • Samuel Tefara
Copied to D9200, Eastern Africa: Yusuf Kodwavwala • Mike Eldon • Geeta Kaushik (all Kenya) • Faye Cran (Tanzania) • Umberto Croce (Ethiopia) • Wycliffe Mulindwa (Uganda, also D9200 Literacy Chair) • Stephen Bandutswa (Uganda)
Copied to India: Kalyan Banerjee • Raja Saboo • Arun Kudale
Copied to RC Kromboom & Kronicle: Andre Bosch • Gavin Smith • Rod Palmer
Copied to Project Auditor: Mike Schreiber
Copied to Rotary Africa: Richard Tolken • Richard Fisher • Sarah van Heerden • Sharon Robertson
Copied to VAT Advisor: Mike Walwyn
|Welcome & Agenda:
Chairman Rodney welcomed all to the meeting, noting apologies as above.
|Apologies: Received from DG Shan Biesman-Simons, PDG Mike Saxby, DGE Deon van Zyl, DGN Mike Ochse, PDG Lloyd Whitfield @ Rtn Janey Ball|
|Confirmation of Minutes of 29 June 2010:
Unanimously confirmed as being correct, signed by Rodney as Chairman, following proposal by Graham that they be adopted as presented.
Rodney & Graham
|Matters arising: None|
|General Review on Current Rotary year
Michael praised fellow committee member PDG Chris Molem for motivating interest and prospective sales in D9210, which is dealt more fully below under Minute 76.2.
Michael expressed the hope that we would again top 10,000 dictionaries sold for the current Rotary year.
Michael also alerted the committee as to possible financial & logistical savings by clearing through ports Maputu or Beira, subject to D9210 achieving minimum purchases of 1000 dictionaries.
Agreed to request PDG Chris to investigate and report back on clearing costs into Zimbabwe, if the dictionaries for D9210 are imported via South Africa in which case they could be transferred “in bond” from Durban to the Zimbabwe border, as compared to importing via a Mozambique port. Given the possibility of D9210 purchases going through South Africa as an “in-bond” item, then it will be necessary to treat such part of the overall consignment as being a separate consignment to Zimbabwe etc.
Graham requested to investigate possible DHL sponsorship of transport of the dictionaries into and around D92100 countries, if DHL is represented in those countries.
Agreed that we need to keep an “open mind” about how future D9210 purchases will be handled, and if cleared through a Mozambique port, either a portion of the purchase price of said dictionaries needs to be refunded to D9210, or the full purchase price of said dictionaries, in which latter event it would necessitate that D9210 “settles” with UK in full; agreed therefore to leave the matter under review.
Michael notified the committee of the generous compensation offered by the publishers (Usborne) and the Dictionary Project itself (PDG Colin Bryant), totalling 14 boxes (equivalent to 140 low-cost dictionaries) in respect of the overall inconvenience and loss of certain dictionaries, and that RC Walvis Bay had been requested by the Dictionary Project in UK to forward their Shipping Instructions for the 140 dictionaries.
The loss/inconvenience of the previous deliveries having been discussed, it resolved that the Dictionary Committee donate an additional R1,000 (Namibian $1,000) as additional compensation for the Namibian Rotarians to cover inter alia the inconvenience/disappointment, as well as the additional clearing costs which the Walvis Bay Rotarians will have to face when the 140 dictionaries are eventually shipped successfully to Walvis Bay; Michael to action.
Michael to correspond with PP Jan Kruger who as IPP of RC Walvis Bay handled the Dictionary Project, to give them this news, as well as request details of their bank account, for the purpose of sending the R1,000 contribution.
The clearing costs of R5797.18, having been financed on a temporary basis by Michael’s sister (Mrs Corinne Corvin of Nairobi) have been refunded to her, and had in turn been billed to the four Rotary clubs in question:
Michael to correspond with the three clubs mentioned above who are now in arrear with clearing costs.
Further report-back/comment shown under Marketing, Minute 79
Chris & Graham
Chris & the full Committee
PP Jan Kruger & Michael
Noted at date hereof that the proceeds of additional invoices for the sales to Germany and Malawi Rotary clubs, in the amount of €1500 and R400 respectively still remain outstanding, while at today’s date,. RC Harare West had paid their R8,000, the latter acknowledged with thanks..
|Appointment/re-appointment of Committee 2010/2011: Noted with pleasure that the old committee have offered themselves for re-election, as well as the new committee member from D9210, PDG Chris Molam, having agreed to stand, were all appointed/re-appointed||
Chris requested to investigate possible options in this regard, and that Graham will also review with DHL about the possibility of extending their transport sponsorship into D9210.
Graham advised also that Meihuizen International would be able to provide advice on clearing and relative costs/advantages through Mozambique, versus clearing “in bond” via Durban, and Graham undertook also to pursue this connection.
Agreed notwithstanding that should it be in the interest of D9210 clubs to import via Mozambique, the Dictionary Project would return funds, to be placed under PDG Chris Molam’s control, and which would become a separate “Dictionary cost centre”, which would in turn deal directly with PDG Colin Bryant in UK.
Noted that Michael had appealed to PDG Colin to extend the December deadline for ordering etc, and who responded saying that this was not possible and any orders placed after 31 December could not be guaranteed; same to be passed onto D9200 by Michael.
PP Wycliffe Mulindwa
Chris & Graham
Chris & Graham
DG Shan &
June & Rodney
June & Michael
|Finances: Noted that the Project
finances are in a healthy state, more particularly given by the
Peter undertook to draft a suitable agenda item for the upcoming COSEA meeting, to be held in Cape Town in February 2011, and at that time Rodney and/or Michael would address the COSEA delegates, who would be invited to approve the proposed “division formula”, and as a matter of report-back, the Dictionary Project would then announce whatever figure was finally agreed upon.
Agreed that, as the R75,000 is available in cash and not committed for this year’s financial requirements, same be invested in a fixed deposit for 8 months, thereby generating a higher rate of interest (5.07%) on the R75,000 as compared to Call, which currently pays 3.5% on daily balance and is likely to go down again in November. Noted with satisfaction as a result of this switch of funds, the Dictionary Project would be better off by some R800 or more for the 8 month period ion question; and accordingly Michael was authorised to make the final arrangements with the project bankers, Nedbank.
Michael stressed the importance, from a financial management point of view, to make adequate provision to meet clearing costs, including the possibility/probability of VAT, and only after providing for these costs, could additional liquidity be allocated to the purchase of stock, as itemised in Minute 80.3.
Noted that Chris in Harare had been invited to submit his bill, should D9210 have incurred additional expense in emailing Circular No 1 to all the clubs in that District; same costs to be provided for upcoming Circular No 2, as provided in Minute No 79.2. above and ditto to apply for the South African districts via Michael’s office.
Agreed however that Graham would approach the District Insurance Broker (DerekWrankmore) to have the cost of stocks held covered by the District policy as a matter of course, and that June would supply his contact numbers.
Graham in conjunction with Mike Walwyn
Chris & Michael
June & Graham
RC Kirksville (RI President Ray’s Club), and which club had
generously provided the seed month right up front,
|Date of Next Meetings:
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 13h00
Approved by Chairman……………………dated…………………..Ref W567 27 September 2010
ETHIOPIAN RURAL SCHOOLS PROJECT
|Pledges Received to date||Cash received to date||
|Titch Tour Ethiopia Rotary Tour 2010||2,571||2,571||Cash Received|
|Tour member donation||150||150||Cash Received|
|RC Kromboom, SA||2,500||Funds pledged & awaited|
|ROTA Dictionary Project||2,500||2,500||Cash received|
|RC Durban – Thekwini||4,500||Funds pledged & awaited|
|RC Hibiscus, SA||2,500||Funds pledged & awaited|
|RC Kirksville, USA||Awaiting decision|
|RC Barrhead, Scotland||2,223||Expected Nov after fundraising event|
|RC Holyhead, Wales||Currently in correspondence|
|RC Lions Head, SA||Awaiting decision|
|Club in Devon, UK||Tour member/Rtn John Cooke in correspondence|
|Add Pledges not yet fulfilled||11,723||Awaiting funds etc|
|TOTAL SA FUNDRAISING TO DATE||16,944||16,944||Against provisional SA target of ZAR 20,000|
|RC Addis Ababa & partners (3 clubs)||?||?||Awaiting decisions on fundraising; also on costs of clearing via Djibouti etc, to facilitate quantification of overall target, SA + Ethiopia combined|
|Davis Moon Project & Sonja Simmons||3,564||$500 pledged & payable to Ethiopia as part of its fundraising commitment/target|
|TOTAL ETHIOPIAN FUNDRAISING TO DATE||3,564||3,564||Against promised Ethiopian target of ZAR 10,000 – equivalent to approx Birr 23,000|
|GRAND TOTAL/COMBINED FUNDRAISING TO DATE||ZAR 20,508||ZAR 20,508|| Overall total minimum targeted @
ZAR 30,000; |
equivalent to Ethiopian Birr approx 71,400
- Cost of 1000 dictionaries ex Dubai to Djibouti will be ZAR 26,500 (of the targeted ZAR 30,000), based on cost of £2,400.
- Cost of transport Djibouti – Addis still unknown + Ethiopian Govt taxes and clearing costs; all awaited from Addis Ababa.
- Possibility exists that both SA and Ethiopian fundraising activities need to pledge more, if clearing costs etc exceed
ZAR 3,500 (difference between ZAR 30,000 and cost of dictionaries @ ZAR 26,500).
PDG Michael Johnson
Chairman Dictionary Committee
Member Africa : South Sub-Committee
C/o RI Committee: Reach Out to Africa
Rotary Club of Kromboom
Cape Town, District 9350
Office Tel: +27-21-685-5766
Office Fax: +27-21-686-5506
Home Tel: +27-21-852-7395
Our Ref: W568/Updated 28 September 2010
A team of Rotarians from fourteen districts in the USA, Canada, Switzerland, and Ghana are working together since 2006 to eradicate Guinea Worm Disease from Ghana. Over eighty Rotary Clubs raised funds for these grants. The team of Rotarians are raising and managing $881,000 in clean water grants led by the Rotary Club of Rocky Mount, Virginia in District 7570. The funds are providing 232 new and repaired wells, 4 small town water systems, 54 household latrines, and medical care.
The Tamale and Sunyani Central Rotary Clubs are implementing the water projects to eradicate Guinea Worm. Ghana had 4,136 GWD cases in 2006. As of July 2010, only eight cases of Guinea Worm Disease exist in Ghana. Rotary is impacting lives of 246,000 people in four regions. Buruli Ulcer is our next target disease.
We partnered with Carter Center, Ghana Health Services and W.A.T.E.R. to eradicate an entire disease from Ghana. Partnerships are critical to our success. Georg Fischer Jubilee Clean Water Foundation in Switzerland just awarded a $70,000 match to the work in Ghana. The partnerships provide funds, expertise, labor, and up-to-date information. Our effort to work with Rotarians around the world to improve water and sanitation in Ghana is a model for future projects in West Africa.
USA Contact: Walter Hughes, Jr., President 2009-10, Rocky Mount Rotary Club
Address: 451 Highland Lake Road, Union Hall, VA 24176
Ghana Contact: Samuel Obour, President, Sunyani Central Rotary Club
Address: PO Box 206, Sunyani, Brong Ahafo
RC OF SEA POINT ROTA PROJECT – ILITHA PRE-SCHOOL, KHAYELITSHA
Reach Out To Africa (ROTA) is a Rotary concept born three years ago following the UN’s determination that Africa in the modern world is the continent most in need in the focus areas of child mortality, clean water, sanitation, health, disease, hunger, food security, and education.
It is in education that Rotary clubs and individual Rotarians on three continents banded together to make a dream come true in the shantytown of Khayelitsha among the sand dunes of the Cape Flats near Cape Town.
A need brought to the attention of the Rotary Club of Sea Point by Ambassadorial Scholar, Tasha Reijke Epstein, some five years ago when she set out to help a desperately poor pre-school operating out of a single roomed, rudimentary classroom, where Christina scratched together material that most pre-school teachers would throw out as unsuitable, and turned to helping the children with a huge amount of dedication and love, and with little else.
Sea Point Rotary has been supplying educational material during the intervening years, but when ROTA appeared the club started to cast an eye on international possibilities. The first club to show interest was the Rotary Club of Peach Tree, which joined in one of the last successful Matching Grants before the worldwide economic melt-down. This helped with equipment and educational aids but did nothing for the small 4.5 m2 classroom now housing over 80 children.
Then, reacting to a ROTA appeal, five clubs from South Korea, a visiting GSE team from D5500, Arizona, and individuals and local charity, JDI-Teach2Fish, joined together under the leadership of the RC of Sea Point to rectify the situation. On Tuesday 20 April 2010, in the presence of four Korean Rotarians, who had flown out specifically for the occasion, two new classrooms, at a cost of R220,000 were dedicated at a happy and exciting ceremony.
The future of the children passing through Christine’s hands suddenly looked much brighter and the new school provides a focal point for quality education where none existed before.