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Monster Jam Fever

Six of our children won tickets to Monster Jam, in a colouring and drawing competition sponsored by National Sand and Stone.

The lucky young winners received VIP tickets to the event, which took place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday 20 April. The stadium was turned into custom designed track where six of the world’s most famous Monster Jam trucks, including Grave Digger and Max D raced each other and performed freestyle tricks that left the kids on the edge of their seats.

Before the main event, the children had the chance to meet the Monster Jam superstars, take photos with them and the trucks, and get their autographs. What a wonderful afternoon’s entertainment – thank you again to National Sand and Stone for making our kids’ weekend.

 

Kids get creative

Thanks to a new Skills Development Programme launched by DCYCC, Growth Spurt, young people will have the opportunity to explore their creative side.

The Programme will be facilitated by an experienced multi-talented artist, Marian Immerman. A speech and drama graduate, Marian is also experienced in public relations, clothing design/buying and has a background in teaching. She has been a volunteer at our organisation since 2014 and had for years prior to this been directly involved in initiating and driving a range of community upliftment projects.

The main purpose of Growth Spurt is to provide young people with the opportunity to create arts and crafts while learning key life skills to address the social, financial, emotional and personal complexities within their daily lives.

There will be a strong focus on recycling – upcycling and upliftment going hand in hand! Special thanks to Marian for making this project a reality. Thank you also to Marty from MProjects for kindly donating the container needed to facilitate these workshops.