The Rotary Club of Carroll Creek in the state of Maryland in the United States recently honoured Estelle Jacobs, the HCET’s project manager, by naming her a Paul Harris Fellow.
Estelle was recognised for her efforts – in collaboration with the organisation Hope in Africa – to promote the health and well-being of children in the Northern Cape.
Hope in South Africa is a global partnership which helps young people in the Karoo to become healthy and responsible citizens. It is active in Colesberg, Richmond and De Aar. The Colesberg Rotary Club, of which Estelle is a member, has been guiding its work in Richmond in particular.
More specifically, Estelle has played a key role in promoting and implementing programmes for increasing awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and HIV/AIDS among young people in the area.
Estelle received a certificate, lapel pin and medallion from the President of the Carrol Creek Rotary Club, Fred Genau, at a ceremony held in Washington DC on 3 July 2013. Her trip to the United States was sponsored by Hope in South Africa.
Pictured at the ceremony are Fred Genau, president of the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek; Rotarian Jonathan Warner; Rotarian Estelle Jacobs; Rotarian Olivia White; and Joel Tjornehoj, President of Hope in South Africa.