Community Service

Once described as the “heartbeat of Rotary,” Community Service is a multi-pronged effort to improve the quality of life within Irvine. Rotarians have long been making substantial and lasting contributions to their communities. To a large extent, Rotary’s reputation is built on the Community Service projects undertaken by Rotarians.

Our primary goals include providing our clients with quality nursing care and stimulation in the form of creative occupational therapy. Aqua Hydro Therapy, Speech therapy, Physiotherapy and Stimulating visits and outings to events and places of interest. We have a year round programmed of planned activities for each day based on various ‘Themes’ with active exploration being ‘key’ to the various projects. Of great significance this year has been the importance of self feeding, floor play, hand function, stimulation of fine and gross motor skills, we also introduced greater communication between our clients and schools who have played a great role in interrelations with music, storytelling, puppet shows and spiritual dance.

Christway Religous Social Services - Turffontein Johannesburg

Our mission is to meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of every disadvantaged individual in the South of Johannesburg.

Community Shelter • Outreach and Feeding Schemes • Crèche & Daycare Facility • Academy of Learning

We have recently rented a farm in the Zakariyya Park area which used to be a Hindu meditation retreat. We plan ti use this facility to house and rehabilitate abused women and teach them life skills so they can integrate themselves back into the community.

Glenesk Old Age Home - Glenesk Johannesburg

Our mission is to meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of every disadvantaged individual in the South of Johannesburg.

Community Shelter • Outreach and Feeding Schemes • Crèche & Daycare Facility • Academy of Learning

Avalon is a home for people with physical disabilities, located in Kensington, Johannesburg. It was founded in 1944 but the present facility was built in 1981 from funds obtained from mining houses and residents were relocated to the new Avalon in Kensington, Johannesburg. In the intervening years, Avalon has grown and to date there are 40 residents with physical disabilities. The disabilities at Avalon range from accident victims to stroke, polio, spinal/brain injury, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, vision/hearing impairment, hemiplegic, muscular dystrophy and mental disturbance. These require a fully comprehensive care work program.

We support the residents by arranging games sessions where we mainly play Bingo and provide eats such as biscuits, cakes, sandwiches and tea and coffee. We also arrange different activities around the holidays of Easter and Christmas with the usual treats such as Easter eggs and Christmas cakes.