A message from the Rotary Club of Hilton and Howick (South Africa):
 
Dear Manly Rotary Club,
 
On behalf of the Hilton & Howick Rotary Club I would like to thank you all very much for enabling 8 students to attend the Port Shepstone Rotary Leadership Course. I sent them off this morning.
 
The students were selected by the Principals from four High Schools, namely, Howick High, Howick West Secondary, Injalobe and Sibongumbomvu Combined School. The ethnicity comprised White, Indian and Black students. (not important I know, but thought you’d like to know.)
 
I then interviewed them and established that their English was good enough to understand the course lectures.
 
The great day dawned this morning. As they had about 150 kms to go to Port Shepstone, we all met at 6h30 am. I brought tea, coffee and muffins. The lovely bus, picture attached, arrived and then the students trickled in.
 
Two of them walked 4 kms with their siblings to the pickup venue, carrying a suitcase, and finally the last boy arrived. He walked 11 kms from Howick along the highway. Had we known of course someone would have fetched him!
 
My heart was full when I saw them off. They were so excited and believe you me, we, actually YOU, have set them off on a life changing experience.
 
Many, many thanks you wonderful Rotarians!
 
Janice, President, Rotary Club of Hilton and Howick