District Assembly 2010 - Amabassadorial Scholar


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Presentation given by Lungile Zakwe, our District Ambassadorial Scholar from South Africa. The presentation was excellently recieved by the Assembly and is now available for download for those who may have missed it

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District Assembly 2010 - Amabassadorial Scholar

  1. 1. Ambassadorial Scholar Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North
  2. 2. HELLO Rotarians Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar 09/10 from SOUTH AFRICA Lungile Zakwe
  3. 3. Overview of Presentation: <ul><li>Background about myself. </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary Club of Rosebank S.A. District 9300. </li></ul><ul><li>Taste of South Africa: Quick Facts, Brief history, & Video. </li></ul>
  4. 4. A little bit about Myself: <ul><li>Born & raised in South Africa, Johannesburg </li></ul><ul><li>Family of 5: Youngest of 3 girls! </li></ul><ul><li>Sisters: Eldest - Khethiwe, Middle - Thobile </li></ul><ul><li>Mother: nursing-matron Baragwanath Hospital, biggest hospital in Southern Hemisphere. </li></ul><ul><li>Father: retired and enjoying his farm! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Some family moments…
  6. 6. Studies: <ul><li>Tertiary education: </li></ul><ul><li>Witwatersrand University: BA Law undergraduate, Honours International Relations. </li></ul><ul><li>Soka University of Japan: Japanese Language, Japanese Culture. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Studies cont… <ul><li>Work: </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Policy Studies: Jnr. Researcher, Political analyst. </li></ul><ul><li>University of St. Andrews: M.Sc. International Strategy & Economics. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Project close to my heart: <ul><li>I volunteer as a ‘mentor ’ in the Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP): 5 year commitment, especially in the latter years of high school, to mentor student/s from disadvantaged backgrounds. </li></ul><ul><li>An SSP mentor is someone who: </li></ul><ul><li>- Is an advisor, friend, role-model, confidant & counselor, encourages student to work hard, stay focused, & if you do so life has limitless possibilities. </li></ul>My mentee, ‘Thato’ & I
  9. 10. ROTARY Club of Rosebank <ul><li>Chartered : 1954. </li></ul><ul><li>Members : 28 of which 5 are women. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1983 : 62 members </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings : Fridays, Lunch-time. </li></ul><ul><li>Distinction : still meeting in same building where club was chartered 55 year ago. </li></ul>
  10. 11. PROJECTS (some of the many) <ul><li>Play pumps installed in a number of schools with no plumbing at all. </li></ul><ul><li>Assisting high school students like ‘Lukhanyo’ blind & a very gifted young man. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Projects cont… <ul><li>Cycle-race fundraiser </li></ul><ul><li>Annual fair: Rotary book-store has become a hit! </li></ul>
  12. 13. Rotary Cooperation has proved to be the answer to a number of successful projects <ul><li>The Rotary Club of Rosebank, District 9300 </li></ul>
  13. 14. Some Quick South African Facts: <ul><li>Population: approximately 48 million. </li></ul><ul><li>Combined land mass of: Germany, Italy, and France (1,221,037 sq km) </li></ul><ul><li>11 official languages: majority speak English as well as a traditional language. </li></ul><ul><li>Made up of 9 provinces: I live in Gauteng Province. </li></ul><ul><li>Three Capital cities: </li></ul><ul><li>Cape Town – Parliamentary capital. </li></ul><ul><li>Pretoria – Administrative capital </li></ul><ul><li>Bloemfontein – Judicial capital. </li></ul><ul><li>However Johanesburg is the largest city – Economic hub of S.A. </li></ul><ul><li>Current head of State: Jacob Zuma </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: Rand ZAR (R) </li></ul>
  14. 15. A bit of South African History: <ul><li>Independence: 31 May 1910 , union of four British colonies which evolved to full independence. Became the Republic of S.A. in 1961 and withdrew from the Commonwealth. </li></ul><ul><li>S.A. was under Apartheid rule , 1990 it was dismantled, same year was the RELEASE of Nelson Mandela from prison, in Robbin Island, after spending 27 years locked up for fighting for FREEDOM & EQUALITY for all . </li></ul><ul><li>First Democratic Elections in 1994: first Black African president , Nelson Mandela. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Map of S.A . Flag of S.A . Mandela statue 1 st African country to host Soccer World Cup 2010
  16. 17. THANK YOU! 