When the Interact Club of Leap School Langa realised how many people on the frontline of the pandemic had sacrificed so much to keep Langa safe and functioning, they wanted to acknowledge their contribution to the community by awarding them with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Interact Club of LEAP School, Langa. The first recipient, in September 2020, was the Langa Police Station. Colonel Engelbrecht was quite taken aback and very appreciative of the recognition, and is looking forward to being involved with LEAP Interact on some of the Police Community Projects. On the same day, they presented Langa Clinic with a Certificate of Appreciation to thank them for their contribution on the front line. Sister Tapana became quite tearful, and said that nobody had ever shown the Clinic a gesture of appreciation like this before. This visit was particularly important to her, as the Clinic was really challenged by the restrictions imposed by the State of Disaster regulations during lockdown. They then went to their local supermarket, Shoprite, to thank the staff and management for their selfless service at the frontline.
The highlight of the project was iKhaya Labantu Old Age Home. On the first visit, Mama spoke about the work the home does in the community, and what the needs of the home are.The Interact Club was very moved by the plight of the 36 residents, so they returned to iKhaya Labantu two weeks later, and handed over toiletry care packs to the residents, as well as a hamper of groceries as a gift for the staff, to thank them for their contribution to the care of the residents during the pandemic. A video of the project (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaL60ReaKgg) was submitted to the Interact Annual Video Competition, along with 400 other entries. This was the only entry from D9350. The only other South African entry was Durban Girls High. The LEAP entry was not placed, but the Interact Club received a very nice email and Certificate of Participation from Interact International.