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.
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.