Our second youth conference, “Changing Lives, Touching Tomorrow” was conducted with a resounding success!
The success was made possible with the support of Cornwall Hill College in providing us with a fantastic venue and competent students who took on the role of facilitators. The role of the facilitators in the event is key. Cornwall Hill College’s Social Responsibility Director, Mrs Wendy Barrett coached and guided the facilitators through the delicate art of facilitating a peer group and Rotarian Marilyn Traugott guided them with pointers in handling different cultures. Our relationship with Cornwall Hill College is of huge value to our Club.
Catering for 158 busy students was a task that was ably handled by the Rotarians and their spouses. The Saturday Lunch was sponsored Steers, Highlands Centre and the Rotarians got stuck in flipping the burgers. Vegetarian options were also available and the food was enjoyed by all.
Dala, KV Art Materials (Pty)Ltd , K Craft Imports (Pty) Ltd and Mr Price were our sponsors for the stationery and creative materials. Lovely expressive art work was created!
As before, the feedback from the delegates was very positive. They loved being able to interact with people they did not know before and express themselves freely in an environment they found comfortable.
Some of the comments:
“Meeting new people, this was very wonderful. I wish I can come back!”
“The idea of the talking stick was truly out of this world and I’m going to do it at school.” “The change you wish to create needs to begin from within yourself.”
“I learnt that serving people can actually change my perspective about life.”
The schools that participated were:
- Al Ghazali College
- Amity International School
- Cornwall Hill College
- Hoërskool Eldoraigne
- Malatse Motsepe High School
- Olievenhoutbosch Secondary
- Phelindaba Secondary School
- Pretoria Central Technical College
- Pretoria Chinese School
- Pretoria Girls High
- St. Albans College
- St. Peters College
- Sutherland Ridge High School
- Voortrekkerhoogte High School
- Willowmoore High School
- Hoërskool Waterkloof
- Hoërskool Zwartkop
- Lyttelton Manor High School