Video Lessons for High Schools





History Logs

Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: South Africa

Location: Howick

Total Budget: $61,875

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

The need is to help the very low grade 12 pass rate of learners particularly in rural schools in the target area where pass rates of 40% are common. The needs were identified by meetings with the principals and teachers of the 11 target schools and also the Department of Education Circuit Managers.

A pilot project in one school using digital video lessons displayed through LED TV sets was encouraging because in the first year, the pass rate moved from 40% to 70%.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9370

Rotary Club of: E-Club of South Africa One

Primary Contact: Pat Draper

Email: patdraper7@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5550

Rotary Club of: Winnipeg

Primary Contact: Strini Reddy

Email: sereddy@shaw.ca

Project Status

Your project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the approval process with The Rotary Foundation. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1744284.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





E-Club of South Africa One (9370)





Winnipeg (5550)





Kitchener (7080)





El Camino Real (Oceanside) (5340)





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

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History Log Entries


by Pat Draper

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Pat Draper

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 with $2,000 DDF by David Martindale of the Rotary Club of Kitchener, District 7080.


by Jim Omeara

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 with $1,000 DDF by Jim Omeara of the Rotary Club of Carlsbad, District 5340.


by Jim Omeara

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 with $2,000 DDF by JoAnn O'Meara of the Rotary Club of El Camino Real (Oceanside), District 5340.


by Jim Omeara

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Janice Kurth

District 5340 approved the DDF for this grant today. However, the Foundation Committee expressed concern because the description of the project is vague. Please be certain that the grant application conforms to TRF funding rules in order to maximize the likelihood of approval for this project by TRF.


by Jim Omeara

The grant was submitted in November. We are now awaiting suggestions from TRF to improve...


by Jim Omeara

G1216 was submitted to TRF in November and was assigned GG1744284. TRF had questions, we responded. Now waiting for TRF to respond.


by Jim Omeara

We've finally got our GG 1744284 approved in principle.

It looks like all I've got to do is a bit of paperwork and we're complete.

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