Youth Day 2018 at the V&A

We are excited to confirm that Youth Day will see us return to the V&A for our flagship event:


Date: Saturday 16 June 2018

Time: 11am – 2:30pm

Venue: V&A Waterfront –This year we will be outside between the Watershed and the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Activities:                                                                                                                                                Come and see our creative Young Entrepreneurs EARN, LEARN & HAVE FUN. Each stall submits an advert, completes an accounting sheet and meets a number of POS requirements in order to gain a certificate. All traders take a Plastic Free Pledge too so no single use plastics are permitted. Some 50 traders from 4 to 16 years old at 25 fabulous stalls will compete for awards in various categories and overall Young Entrepreneur of the Day which will be announced at 2pm.

The Young Performers are ready to rock the V&A and we are excited to have ALAS Academy , Hartbeat Sounds and Junior Jive partnering. There will be live performances from 11am – 2:30pm including all genres of music, dance, comedy, magic and more. Join the fun with percussion and dance from Junior Jive and after the awards we have an open mic session.

Take our #PlasticFree Pledge and have some fun with Waste-Ed as we make upcycled musical instruments, eco bricks and learn about Waste2Wealth. Trash becomes cash!

Interactive talk from the Two Oceans Aquarium and meet their mascots too.

Join our Mandela Day Drive for Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha by purchasing a ticket for our raffle or making a donation at Erin’s Pet Emporium. We will deliver the donation to this incredible organisation om Mandela Monday 18 June.

Our #youthday2018 Theme:                                                                                                     Make local products  Buy local products  Support local Artists Grow local Economies

Come and meet the team from the Allan Gray Entrepreneurial Challenge and join the 2018 online challenge.

Contact:                                                                                                                                                Young entrepreneurs up to 16 years old please use this BOOKING FORM and performers (Groups may include performers up to 21 years old) please use this BUSKER BOOKING FORM Spaces are limited, please complete the correct form in detail so that we can process it first time. We trade on 28 April and 12 & 26 May at different locations and if we are wait listed for the V&A preference will be given to those who have traded, busked or attended workshops before.

General enquiries and sponsorship: Linda Wilson Ph: 0833840590 (a/h) Please note this is an after hours project.

Cost: Free                                                                                                                                                Young Entrepreneurs Pocket Money Market is an NPO striving to address the long term youth unemployment challenge while offering an opportunity to earn immediate income. No mandatory fees apply, however a small rent is encouraged to teach the concept of overheads. Free workshops are offered every school holiday and start up assistance as well as ongoing support is available.

Preliminary Schedule:

9:15am – Open for set up (Traders to be ready by 10:30 please and all performers on site by 10:30)

10:45am  – Short PMM team meeting and Wake up Shake up with Junior Jive

11:00am Trading opens and music begins with schedule by ALAS

1:45pm Traders accounting sheets in

2:00pm Trading closes and Entrepreneur of the Day Awards, Group song

2:15pm Open Mic for young performers

2:30pm Pack down trading area, music continues.

3:00 ends

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Thank you to the V&A Waterfront for hosting us once again and to Forward Fund for their sponsorship, we are excited to have the Forward Fund Academy media students documenting this event too.

Wish list – this is endless but here are the top contenders:

Marquee or Bedouin Tent: This is an outdoor event so a tent is essential, any contacts most appreciated.

We would love to offer prizes to our award winners, we have 10 categories. If you would like to see the list and pick a particular area of entrepreneurship to sponsor please get in touch.

Printing: A print sponsor would be awesome, we need certificates, accounting sheets and pledges and posters.

Transport: We run at around one third outreach and transport to the V&A is really expensive. I need to transport around 30 kids from Ocean View and Masiphumelele. In the longer term there is campaign to fund a bus. These kids also need lunch so it would be amazing to give them R40 each to buy something at the market.

Partnership Invitation: Please get in touch if you have something that synergises or would like to join or assist this project in any way. This is our fourth year and there is so much more that can happen. Fundraising or sponsorship would be amazing:  #everyoneiswelcome #bethechange

Check out last Year’s Youth Day from SABC TV3 here:

The trader line up is already fabulous, we are very nearly fully booked already:

1.       Erin’s Pet Emporium

Pet treats and accessories
2.       DoggyLove Dog Treats Dog Treats
3.       Mega silly slime Slime making kits
4.       Made By Teens Messages Jars, NutsBoutU Jars, Upcycled Jewellery;Desk Tidiers, JuJu, Raffle for DART Fundraiser, Fridge Magnets for DART fundraiser.
5.       Beauty Arts&Crafts Ceramics& Terrariums beautifully potted with succulents and Kokedama
6.       Beauty Beautiful Sticker Art!
7.       Little chef Miguel Turkish delights
8.       Lucky Amor Lucky packets
9.       Glitter & Gold Glitter jars, unicorn bookmarks and foil tattoos
10.   Crafty Kidz Wooden puzzles and crafts
11.   Sticky bubblegum & Cyrus’ Snowglobes Cyrus makes snowglobes from recycled glass jars and small plastic  toys and other small toys he buys from kids on exchange groups or kids markets. Annabelle makes a variety of hand made gifts, room decor and other must have items that appeal to tweens and teens.
12.   Plants n Stuff 100% Natural bamboo straws, handmade and grown in Cape Town, with optional organic bags. Necklaces and bracelets made with shells, gemstones, metal pendants, lego and lots more. Water-wise cacti and succulents in a range of containers, mainly up-cycled and reused coffee cups and toilet paper rolls
14.   Lucky charms Homemade clay charms plus chains/bracelets
15.   Gabriel’s Mucky Stuff Upcycled Goods
17.   The Facemaker Facepainting
18.   Soap Cellar Natural farmhouse soaps, shampoo, shower gel, liquid hand soap, shaving cream, lip balms, body butter, pet shampoo – ie natural, green soap products.
19.   Cook & Craft Hair wraps and buffs, craft items, peanut brittle
20.   O&K Trading Veggie and herb plants, game, beads
21.   SA Cool Trading Kids Preloved clothing, games, books & DVDs, fresh veg
22.   Oh Fudge Fudge
 23.   Robert’s Plants  Succulents
24.   Thembi  Game
25.   Yummy Amelie Hand made peg dolls, baked goods
26.   Healthy Treats by Giulliana  Organic vegan chocolate, balanced-energy tea, gluten free muffins, Matts secret sauce

The Young Performers line up will be published on 16 May and it is going to be FABULOUS! Watch this space!

Huge Shout out to our partners this year:


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