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.

Big Top Rocks for kids

Special thanks to all our friends and supporters who flocked to our special fundraising show at the Barnyard Theatre on 20 March.

Big Top Rock was nothing short of spectacular – a wonderful musical circus show which entertained young and old alike – and we’re so glad that we got to share it with you.

This is the first time our organisation has held a fundraising initiative of this nature, with the aim to raise funds for our Nutritional Meals Programme. We are pleased to say that it was a huge success. We exceeded our ticket sales and managed to raise a total of R5 400 towards the programme, which provides nearly 9 000 meals for children and youth every month!

Thanks for helping to make a difference.

Glowing reports

Break up day also means we get to see school reports and see the progress our children have made.

We are so pleased to share with friends and supporters that our children have all done amazingly well, according to the school reports we’ve received so far.

Everyone at DCYCC is super proud!