One School, One Sports-FieldProudly put forward by Rotary Club of Morningside
Rotary• Rotary – Established in 1905 • Oldest charity organisation in the World – Consists of 1,2 Million members in 34,000 clubs – All cultures and ethnicities but is not affiliated with any political or religious organisation • support education • job training • provide clean water • combat hunger • improve health and sanitation • eradicate polio – Motto: ‘Service above self’’ – Rotarians are volunteers
Rotary Club of Morningside• Morningside – Based in Gauteng meet at Country Club of Johannesburg, Woodmead – Chartered in 1986 – 35 members – History of empowering disadvantaged schools • Sefikeng Primary • Kwena Malopo High • De La Rey Primary
Previous Projects• Sefikeng – Upgrade of kitchen – Renovation of computer room – Painting of Classrooms – Multi-purpose court
Previous Projects• Kwena Malopo – Water supply – Feeding Scheme – Upgrade of library• De La Rey – Feeding scheme
Project Aim• Development through sport – Keep fit and prevent obesity • Boost self esteem – Encourage a healthy and constructive pastime – Encourage teamwork and develops coordination • Encourage competiveness • Realise the important of hard work• Develop South Africa’s future top athletes
Project Plan• Provide a Multi-purpose Court to disadvantaged schools in the greater Johannesburg area that have no sport facilities: – Identified by Department of Sport and Recreation & Department of Education • Identified by Sponsors
Endorsements• Minister of Sport and Recreation: “School Sport has a valuable contribution to make in the development and transformation of South African society” Fikile Mbalula• Gauteng Minister for Education: Barbara Creecy was guest of honour at the hand over of our prototype to Sefikeng Primary (June 2010)
RCM Role• Engaged with Principal, staff and learners• Engaged architects to donate design• Raised funds for construction• Oversee the completion of project including project management• Handed over to school
RCM Role• Fundraise for each school as a new project including obtaining sponsors• Oversee construction and delivery• Handover• All Rotarians provide their services as volunteers – all funds raised go directly to projects with no management fees
Court Specifications• All weather textured surface non-slip surface in wet and dry conditions• Unaffected by extreme temperatures – Remains comfortable underfoot• Colours do not fade• Built in drainage slope which ensure quick run-off• Long lasting and low maintenance• Used for multiple sports – Volley Ball – Tennis – Basket Ball – Badminton• Cost +-R160,000.00
Stakeholders• Identified School• Sponsor• RCM for project management• Barrett’s Tennis Courts Construction
Marketing & Publicity• Provide ongoing publicity for project through interviews with relevant players• Broadcast live from school at handover• Provide ongoing publicity for sporting codes using the facility
Nelson Mandela• Sport has the power to change the world.• It has the power to unite in a way that little else does.• It speaks to youth in a language they understand.• Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.• It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers.• It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.
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