Making reading fun

The Sigagule Centre has two interactive rooms, a playroom and a reading room. Valentine, a volunteer from the community, oversees the children when they visit the rooms each day.Every week some Rotary members spend time with the children doing various fun things; one of which is reading with them.The White River Rotary Club has a literacy programme called Books in Homes. The books are perfect for South African children. The series of  books range from One word Readers, Early sight Readers to Read Alouds. These also include some dual language books in Tsonga which is the mother tongue of the children.  Our Club purchased multiple copies of 27 different books and 40 different teaching charts. There are now more than enough books, at various levels, for each child to select a book to read. Three full containers were handed over to the Centre last month. 

Assisting Sigagule Support Centre in Acornhoek

This year our Club is assisting the Sigagule Support Centre in Acornhoek. The Centre is largely funded by SAME (South African Medical Expeditions) which is a US-based aid donor. The Centre provides a daily hot meal to their primary beneficiaries who are orphaned children from child-headed households and "grannies" that support minor children. One of our tasks was to extend the roof of the outside eating area. There is now there is a lovely shaded space where the children can play. In time the eating area will be extended into this area.

Induction of Ole Ahrens

January was a very active month, a great way to start the year.  President Humphrey Couch inducted Ole Ahrens as a new member. The District Governor Grant Daly, AG Maurice Stander and others from Haenertsburg were present. We were also able to show off our new Hoedspruit Rotary pennant.

Christmas Cheer!

Hoedspruit Rotary in Action!

Thank you Christine for delivering 100 surprise goodie bags to preschoolers at three crèches last month.

K2C Cycle Tour in Print

Here is a great article featuring the annual Rotary K2C Cycle Tour - featured in the AA Traveller Magazine - we even got front page splurge!

Welcome to Hoedspruit Rotary News

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