Red Hill Pre-School and Rotary Club

Red Hill Pre-School

The Red Hill Township settlement has been slowly expanding over the last 20 years to house displaced Africans and refugees living in poverty post-Apartheid. Approximately 2,500 people live in this area, in houses made from scrap materials such as iron and wood. Many are unemployed and unable to provide their children with food and proper education. The Red Hill Pre-School was closed in 2007 and then re-opened in 2008 through a partnership with the Happy Africa Foundation. The community is undergoing another transition as the community has now formed into a larger amalgamation of townships. Council and governing of the school system and housing will be transitioned to be run by the community, combining all schools into a larger education center for all children in the area.

The Red Hill Pre-School is located in the informal settlement of Red Hill Township, on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. The Pre-School is attended by over 30 children between the ages of 2 and 6. They attend school 5 days per week and are provided with two meals each day. Educational activities include outdoor play, singing, dancing, art, reading, writing and many more.

A soup kitchen was run last year in Red Hill through the winter months. It fed 150 families for the 4 months of winter and genuinely saved lives. Babies, the elderly, pregnant Moms are all vulnerable and the first to be affected by malnutrition. Thanks to your donations, this was prevented from happening in Red Hill last year. Again, your wonderful support is needed as Winter Months are approaching and $7,500 is needed to be able to run the soup kitchen to feed the village. Amazing people that you are, we raised a small portion and still need your support.

The Rotary Club

Rotary was founded on the Ideal of Service, and is governed by the FOUR WAY TEST of the things we think say and do:

– Is it the truth?
– Is it fair to all concerned?
– Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
– Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

The Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope, chartered in 1958 aspires to put Service above Self and to promote the Principles of Rotary in the South Peninsula. The Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope is a Public Benefit Organisation PBO.

It has as its primary objective Community Service, with particular emphasis on supporting disadvantaged children in the South Peninsula, Cape Town. 100% of all funds raised or donated are spent on club approved projects and are implemented under the supervision of members who apply their personal skill and resources without remuneration.

When you donate to the Rotary Club, your funds go to support projects like these. The Rotary Club does not take administrative costs out of the donations, so every penny you donate will go to help people in need.