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Rotaract at Jikeleza

On 25 August 2018 the Rotaract club of Gately assisted in managing a portion of the kiddies' play area at the popular Wild Coast Jikileza Festival. With fun games like bucket ball, balloon darts, Frankenstein's nose, and even a dunk tank the kids were thoroughly entertained! The Rotaractors were assisted by Interactors from Lilyfontein High School, who will receive a portion of the funds raised on the day. The Rotaract club is also planning on using the funds raised to install water tanks in schools and teach school children how to use water responsibly.

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Youth and Leadership Development


Interact is a programme for High School age youth. Gately rotary sponsors interact clubs at Alphendale High, Grens High, Kusile Comprehensive and Stirling High.

Part of the Interact support is funding the following programmes: 

  • District Youth Leadership Camp for 8 learners (2 from each club) over 4 days
  • Soup kitchen sponsorship for each club
  • 1 day “Find Your Voice” Leadership event for 80 learners who are invited from all the Interact clubs in East London area.


Gately Rotaract programme is for young adults from 18-30 years. Rotaract operates as a Rotary partner and the two clubs collaborate and work together in projects.

The Gately Rotaract club is very vibrant and full of energy. Find them on Facebook.

Leadership Programmes

Find Your Voice
The "Find Your Voice programme" is run for Rotaract aged young adults over a period of 7 months. Twenty young adults from diverse backgrounds and vocations are taken through a rigorous leadership programme over 7 months. Each participant is carefully selected, and is required to attend all contact sessions (1 day per month), and submit a portfolio of evidence at the end of the program. Funding for this programme is provided by the Leadership Development Trust.

Masithethe Peer Counselling 
This project is aimed at equipping learners to assist their peers who might find themselves in crisis and guide them to professional help. 40 learners attend a rigorous 2 week Peer Counselling training run by Masithethe (formerly Life Line) in East London.

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