Current Community Projects

  • Support to Knysna Sport Academy – provision of sports equipment and specialised training for disadvantaged children. KSA provides tuition in eight different sports for more than 1000 children from all walks of life.
  • Kids in Traffic – weekly training sessions on simulated road layouts.
  • Support to Knysna Education Trust – sponsorship of short courses for teacher training. Adopt a Child’s Education (ACE) sponsorship.
  • Reading Rabbits – purchase of mother-tongue early readers for municipal libraries.
  • Support to KILT – Knysna Initiative for Learning and Teaching.
  • Support for Hands and Heart Skills Development Centre – artisan training for unemployed youth.
  • Annual bursaries for tertiary education.
  • Contribution to Rotary International’s programme to eradicate polio worldwide.
  • RotaryDent – management of and funding of the operational costs for a dental project whereby a team of international dentists provide free dental treatment to disadvantaged local children.
  • Support of Municipal Clinic’s TB eradication project.
  • Provision of wheelchairs for disabled individuals.
  • Support for E-Pap’s children’s feeding scheme that provides nutritious food to over 3000 school children every day in the Eden district.
  • Wide-ranging support for Knysna Sea Cadets.
  • Support for Interact Clubs in all 7 high schools in Knysna.
  • “Know Your Town” course for Interactors from different schools.
  • Annual Outward Bound course (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) for Interactors embracing leadership training and adventure.
  • Support to the Knysna branch of the NSRI – National Sea Rescue Institute.
  • Support for Epilepsy SA.
  • Support for FAMSA Knysna to provide free counselling to those experiencing family breakdowns and trauma.
  • Support for Hospice, Knysna.
  • Support for Masithandane to provide integrated community and home-based care services in the Sedgefield area.
  • Renovation and maintenance work at the non-profit Vermont retirement centre.
  • Various contributions to individuals attending national or international events in their specific field of excellence, be it sport, the arts or academic.
  • Support of soup kitchens.

Updated January 2020


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Knysna Cycle Tour

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