[CAPTION] Wednesday, 16 November 2016 marks International Day for Tolerance. Initiated by the United Nations, it is a day where cultural diversity is embraced and mutual understanding encouraged. Rotary Club of Claremont is challenging everyone to foster tolerance by making a habit of doing the four-way test before saying or doing anything: Is it the truth? Is it fair? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial? 

Since 1943, Rotarians across the globe have taken the test to heart, embracing acts of kindness and mutual understanding of people, regardless of culture.

“At the beginning of every Rotary Club of Claremont meeting, members continue to recite the four-way test,” says Ian Robertson, chairperson of the Rotary Club of Claremont. “It is simply a reminder to think before speaking and acting; words and actions can build a culture of tolerance and kindness.”

Ask these four questions before you do or say anything:

  • Is it the truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

“We encourage all Capetonians to embrace our heritage and cultural diversity; take the four-way test and help move South Africa forward,” concludes Robertson.

For more information on Rotary Club of Claremont and the various community projects and initiatives they are involved with, please visit http://claremontrotary.co.za/.