Persons drawn to Rotary membership are often involved deeply in many other charitable activities – Monrovia Rotarian Malcolm Graham is no exception. Following a successful 26 year career in insurance, first with a British Insurance Company (Royal Sun Alliance Group) and thereafter a CEO of an Insurance brokerage company he became a missionary for 30 years with African Enterprise as their Administrator, mostly coordinating their international ministry.
For the past two years the Monrovia Rotary Club has been pleased to partner with Malcolm and African Enterprise with a donation of $500.00 to a school supplies project for 253 children at the Umsilinga Primary School in South Africa.
Sandra Pillay, the Programme Manager of Mama Ntombi’s Community Projects hands over the stationery kits donated by Monrovia Rotary Club to Mrs. Essa, the Principal of the Umsilinga Primary School in Ezinketheni, Pietermaritzburg.
The following is a letter of thanks received by Malcolm and the Monrovia Rotary Club:
Dear Malcolm and Monrovia (CA) Rotary Club Members,Thank you so very, very much for bringing such joy and delight to the children at the Umsilinga Primary School. Through your generous giving we were able to purchase a year’s supply per child of 253 sets of very basic stationery consisting of the following:
– 5 x Bic Click blue Ballpoint Pens
– 5 HB Pencils
– 1 Ruler
– 1 x large Pritt Glue stick.
These little acts of kindness means so much to the children in this destitute community, many of whom are orphaned and living with aged grandmothers and some are in child-headed households. The 253 children no longer have to beg and borrow from each other. When we were teaching English at the school we found that one child would write and then hand the pen to the next child. This was really disruptive to the lessons.We handed over the stationery supplies to Mrs. Essa the Principal of the School so that she and her Educators could do the distribution as we didn’t want to unduly disrupt lessons or take up too much for Mrs. Essa’s time, but we did personally distributed to the one Grade 6 Class. More photos will
We wish you could have been with us to see the children’s faces light up with such bright and beautiful smiles as they received their stationery!
Thank you Malcolm and the Monrovia Rotary Club for your kindness and
God bless you!
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