RYWELL is an initiative of Rotary District 9520, that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of those children and young people living in residential care facilities.
At our meeting 2562 at the Grenville Hub, Peter Gapp from the Rotary Club of Holdfast Bay spoke of the RYWELL program.
RYWELL recognises that some of our youth are quite disadvantaged as a result of family circumstances and seeks to provide them with opportunities for enjoyable recreational activities. The Committee has formed a liaison with Families SA over recent years to organise holiday programs of activities for young people who live in Government Accommodation Units under the responsibility of the Minister. Programs on the ‘One and All’ sailing ship, camps, go-karting, navigation trails and cycle riding have been some of the events organised for the children. The trips on the “One and All’ sees the young people working hard to keep the ship running smoothly, whilst performing such tasks as raising the sails and keeping watch.
Rotary Clubs are able to help by providing donations of funds, ideas for educational programs and volunteers to socialise with the children at these activities.