Lycée Jules Verne’s Club Interact

Club INTERACT is a charitable association established at Jules Verne in 2005 through exchanges with South African school Redhill College and is made up of high school students between the ages of 12 and 18.  The term was taken from Rotary International and the association’s essence is to serve others through community work in favour of needy persons.

Members of the Jules Verne Interact club:

Develop

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can develop their leadership
skills and personal
integrity

Practice

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put into practice their
desire to help and
respect others

Understand

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can better understand the value
of individual responsibility
and work

Debate

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can debate with and chat to other members of Interact Clubs in South African schools
Lycee Jules Verne’s Club Interact was re-launched in September 2010 and was officially inducted on the 1st of December, 2012 by the Rotary Club of Morningside. It is now sponsored by the Morningside Rotary Club which handles its registration with Rotary International. There are more than 10,700 Interact clubs in 109 countries around the globe with close to 200,000 youths involved.

Students and teacher of the Jules Verne Club Interact meet Wednesday afternoons after class to discuss and organize fund raising activities. They have organized various fund raising activities over the years, including selling of confectionary and croissants at the school.

Past Club Interact contributions:

  • November saw the launch of the Books for Benin project (SEWE). In the project, the students organised the collection of books which was sent in a container to under privileged schools in Benin. The project sponsor is Multilog, a South African company.
  • Dr Marlin McKay was invited to the school on the 7th of December, 2011 for an interview and a donation to his Noordgesig-based foundation, Lapeng Lighthouse.
  • In collaboration with EcoSchool, the students organised and monitored the installation of a rain water harvesting tank at Orange Farm for the Inkanyezi project.
  • The purchase of essential products such as food supplies and hygiene products for the benefit of St Jane’s de Chantal Home, an orphanage which the students visited on the 17th of March, 2012.