Rotary world-wide has a commitment to fostering the Youth of our communities. All Rotary clubs have a focus on programmes benefiting Youth and Manningham is no exception.
One of the Youth programmes that Manningham Rotary sponsors is an EarlyAct Club. Our EarlyAct Club is hosted by Donburn Primary School.
What is Earlyact?
EarlyAct is a service club for Primary School children in grades 5 and 6. Its format is similar to a Rotary Club in that they have office bearers and Avenues of Service; being International, Community and Intra School. The EarlyActors are encouraged to do a service project in each Avenue of Service each year. The EarlyAct year is based on the school year.
The purpose of Earlyact is to encourage students to gain an understanding of their local and international communities and identify where they can make a positive difference. It is the Rotary’s role to mentor the students so that they can make best use of their resources to complete their projects. This involves assisting with project planning, finding resources, fundraising, promotion, working as a team and working within the framework of the school community.
The students are amazingly resourceful and are enthusiastic to fulfil the goals they set at the beginning of each year. The year of COVID has been particularly difficult, but the EarlyAct members have, under their own iniative, completed a project of preparing an E-Recipe Book with the funds going to those affected by the bush fires.
The EarlyAct Club of Donburn Primary has also recently been awarded the Rotary District 9810 Environmental Award – Bronze level. This was awarded for organising and administering a day set aside to promote the plight of endangered animals of the world.