Sinenjongo answers Rotary challenge

Sibahle Kawana waters her freshly planted tree.

Doing their bit for the environment, Sinenjongo High School pupils planted 32 spekboom trees on Friday May 25 as part of a Rotary campaign.

Sinenjongo High is the newest Interact Club of the Rotary Club of Blouberg, having only started at the beginning of this year.

The club has so far held a beach clean-up, collected plastic bottle tops for Operation Smile, and, just last month it answered a challenge issued by Rotary International president Ian Riseley, who urged the 1.2 million Rotarians world-wide to each plant a tree. President of the Rotary Club of Blouberg, Carl Bayhack, extended the challenge to the school Interact clubs affiliated to Blouberg Rotary, and Sinenjongo Interact stepped up to the plate.

“Each member made an individual pledge that they would be responsible for caring for the tree that they planted.

“The idea is to put a name tag of the learner on the tree, and when the current members finish with schooling, to hand that responsibility over to the next incoming Interact members.

“We look forward to watching Sinenjongo Interact, and their trees, grow from strength to strength,” said Mr Bayhack.

The Interact Club members are looking for sponsorship for T-shirts.

* If you can help, contact Blouberg Rotary’s youth director, James Hay, at