For a number of years the Rotary Club of Llandudno has supported the Rotary Club of Sea Point, in Cape Town South Africa in their ongoing project to develop Ilitha, a pre-school facility in Khayelitsha, one of the poorest townships in Cape Town.
The latest expansion of Ilitha, due to open in January 2018 will now provide much needed additional places for up to 75 children aged 2 to 6. The construction of the new classroom to accommodate this is now well under way.
Schalk Director of Techomes discussing the way forward with the
foreman Jose, as work progresses on the extension. Also in the
picture – Christina Jita , Founder and Principal of the pre school .
Like all Rotary projects, the key to success has been
- “On the ground” local involvement. Sea Point Rotarians are directing and overseeing the project and will report back to all Rotary Clubs (including Llanuduno), that have donated funds to make this project possible.
- locally raised funds are then matched by the 100-year old “Rotary Foundation” Rotary’s own international charity fund.
- donations to any Rotary Project always goes direct to project; partnership working between Rotary Clubs, and the expenditure, are overseen by Rotary.
- Clearly it’s “business as usual” in the existing school facility!
Llandudno Rotarians Ian & Margaret Trevette will be inspecting the finished project on their next visit to South Africa.
If you want to learn more about this, and other, projects, or wish to become involved, do get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/text 07942 901899