Youth Day 2018 at the V&A

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YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS POCKET MONEY MARKET YOUTH DAY 2018

Time: 10am – 3:30pm

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 40 traders from 4 to 16 years old at 26 fabulous stalls will compete for awards in various categories and overall Young Entrepreneur of the Day which will be announced at 2:30pm.

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 40 live performances by 70 young performers from 10:30am – 3:30pm 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 FORMand 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 trade2 – 6 times a month at various venues.

General enquiries and sponsorship: Linda Wilson linda@livelightly.co.za 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.

Schedule

9:00am – Open for set up

10:15 Traders to be ready please & all Group 1 performers on site

10:15am – Short PMM team meeting and Wake up Shake up with Junior Jive: All crew, traders and Group 1 Performers.

10:30am Trading opens, music begins with schedule by ALAS

1:45pm Traders accounting sheets in & Trading closes

2:00pm Talk by Two Oceans Aquarium

2:15 Lucky Draw Winner of Mandela Day fundraiser for Mdzananda Animal Clinic by Erin’s Pet emporium

2:30  Group Song: Doo Be Doo

2:40 Entrepreneur of the Day Awards: 5 Categories & Certificates & goodie bags.

We have wonderful prizes sponsored:
Marketing & Branding: NOMU They will also give all 120 kids a little gift
Hospitality (Food products) : Cape Town Hotel School
Sustainability: Two Oceans Aquarium
Busker of the Day: Junior Jive
Overall Young Entrepreneur of the Day: Peak Academy

3-3:30pm Group performances (3 groups)

Traders: Pack down trading area while music continues, trading area can be used for dancing

3-4pm Open Mic for young performers

4:00pm Official closing, thank you’s and ends. Pack down.

Join the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1663955746991444/

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

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.

Transport: We run at around one third outreach and transport to the V&A is really expensive. I need to transport around 50 kids from Khayelitsha, Mitchells’ Plain, Ocean View and Masiphumelele. In the longer term there is campaign to fund a busThese 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. Prizes and goodie bags are still needed. Fundraising or sponsorship would be amazing: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/give-the-pocket-money-market-wings-to-fly  #everyoneiswelcome #bethechange

Check out last Year’s Youth Day from SABC TV3 here: https://youtu.be/OJxeGkIGwyE

The trader line up is already fabulous, we are very nearly fully booked already, please click through to theirs great ADVERTS and give them a like and share!
1. Erin’s Pet Emporium   –   Pet treats and accessories
2. DoggyLove   –  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 & Beautiful Sticker Art!
6. Little chef Miguel   –  Turkish delights
7. Lucky Amor  –   Lucky packets
8. Little B & Me   –   DIY craft box for kids. MyMiniBot by Beaurain – Build your own mini upcycled wooden robot kit and ready made Bots. Bangle Me Up by Kayla – Crafty DIY crochet jewelry packets and ready made crocheted bangles & handbag decorations.
9. Crafty Kidz   –   Wooden puzzles and crafts
10. Shimmer & 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.
11. 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
12. GLIMMER TATTOOS AND BAGS GLIMMER TATTOO’S THAT ARE EVO FRIENDLY. HOME MADE BAGS
13. Lucky charms   –    Homemade clay charms plus chains/bracelets
14. Gabriel’s Mucky Stuff  –   Upcycled Goods
15. DIABOLO CHINESE YOYO DIABOLO CHINESE YOYO – THEY ARE MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA AND BRAZILIAN SWEETIES CALLED BRIDAGEIRO
16. The Facemaker  –   Facepainting
17. Soap Cellar   –  Natural farmhouse soaps, shampoo, shower gel, liquid hand soap, shaving cream, lip balms, body butter, pet shampoo – ie natural, green soap products.
18. Cook & Craft  –  Hair wraps and buffs, craft items, peanut brittle
19. O&K Trading   –  Veggie and herb plants, heirloom seeds , upcycled shopping bags
20. SA Cool Trading Kids  –   Preloved clothing, games, books & DVDs, fresh veg
21. Oh Fudge   –  Fudge
22. Yummy Amelie   –  Hand made peg dolls, baked goods
23. Healthy Treats by Giulliana  –   Organic vegan chocolate, gluten free muffins, Matts secret sauce, balanced-energy tea
24. Jazzies   –  Chock drops delights
25. Abbi K   –  mini chalk boards, mini trays, mini message boards,mini key rings and mini scrubs made will all natural ingredients with samples able to be tried on the day.
26. Something Simple  –   Gloves, book marks

Young Performers: 37 Awesome Acts:

Maxine Wells 12 Singing – vocals with backing track
Isabella Buckland – 10 Vocalist Cup Sung, Video in
Reuben Jansen van Rensburg / 15 Wide Variety, guitar & vocals
Timeon Jansen van Rensburg / 11 Wide variety vocals
Milisa & Thembi- violin Violin: Classical/folk
Erin – CLARINET Classical
Beauty Trio – Recorder Classical/fold
Rachel van de Vijver keyboard
Hanna Eyre 17 All genres, guitar
Ayanda Jewison, 10 years Voice
Keagen Pinkney 13years old Piano
Kiara Roberts Age 12 Singing
Georga De Beer 15 years old Singing and ukulele
Leah Bell-Leask ALAS Academy Guitar and vocal
Mia Francis Poole, age 12 Vocal, singing
Bowi Wijsenbeek 13 Singing and piano
Gabriela Webb 15 Pop,folk rock
Michaela Meth 13 Alas Academy Singing
Hector Nyama 11 / Alas Academy Singing
Tallulah Gray 17 Guitar and vocals solo
Haley Coetzee 13 Singing and playing the Ukelele
Sheldon Booth 15 Acoustic Guitar, with ALAS Academy
Morgan Christian 13 yrs old vocal performance
Leyya Haarhoff 14 Jazz singing – from Alas Academy
Taya Drinkwater 16 Jazzy RnB
Leah Hopper 16 Folk, Pop, Indie
Sebastian Goddard 18 Folk, Indie, Rock, Baritone Ukulele
Alex Peterson 17 Electric Guitar
Viljar Jorgenson 12 Piano
Luke Johnson 13 Piano
Cooper McNicol 13 Vocalist
Aidan Rose Maitland12 Vocalist
Erin Havemann 14 Vocals
Adam Garisch 14 Guitar and Vocals

The Campio Choral and Dance Society – Vocals, dance poetry
IMBIZO YETHU PRODUCTION DANCE “umxentso”and CHOIR
Ihlumelo lokhanyo lwethu Youth development Singing and traditional dancing group
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. Chattles have waived the hiring fee for the marquee which is incredible! The following sponsors contributed to our costs this year and we really appreciate their ongoing support and endorsement: Marnita Opperman Du Plessis and Curran Attorneys ,Terramnanzi Group Environmental Services & Smart TechFalse Bay Business Network donated 50 smart new trader security vests as well as funding. Our Awards sponsors are: Peak AcademyNomuCape Town Hotel SchoolJunior JiveTwo Oceans Aquarium have sponsored not only an award but are joining us with an awesome presentation on the day and a generous contribution to costs! Our epic four hour stage production is produced by ALAS Academy and Hartbeats Sounds

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Heritage Weekend event & new bookings open

We have a fab fun event on Sat 23 Set at the amazing Cape Farmhouse! Thanks so much to Zoe and Vusa Mazula for hosting us!

Dates open for bookings:

23 Sept Fun day at Cape Farmhouse

21 October 2017 Longbeach Mall Saturday 10:30-1
28 October 2017 Cape Town Kite Festival (Muizenberg) 10:00 – 12:00
11 November 2017 Longbeach Mall 10:30-1
14 October True Grit Farmers Market Somerset West 11-1

Trader BOOKING FORM

NB BUSKERS PLEASE SEE THE BUSKING BOOKING LINK: https://pocketmoneymarket.wordpress.com/buskerbookings/

Holidays are coming soon and I will be offering the following modules:

1) Costing & Pricing
2) Marketing & Sales – Incl need identification, market research, 4P’s
3) Operational management – incl production, product optimisation, etc
4) Basic financial management – incl record keeping, capital investment, returns & profitability, depreciation
5) Online marketing & sales – get out of the sun, wind and rain!
All suitable for children from about 6 or 7 up to adults. Younger kids are welcome too although they won’t get quite as much out. Workshops are structured around a fun activity to keep it interesting and largely related to actual traders to keep it practical and real. There is no charge for traders.

Its a short holiday so I’m looking at 3 and 4 Oct only.

Please visit our FACEBOOK page for photos, videos and more regular updates and give our creative traders a like and share!

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Please support us by getting involved HERE!

 

Woman’s Day Market at the V&A

Come and enjoy an amazing line up of entertainment, activities, delicious food and creative crafts on Woman’s Day at the V&A from our inspiring young entrepreneurs.

We are most grateful to ALL PHASE ELECTRICAL for sponsoring the costs of this event. We could not have done it without you – thank you for living the #bethechange philosophy!

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We have 40 entrepreneurs under 16 years old trading at 25 stunning stalls as well as 10 talented young performers who will be busking.  Our creative kids have all pledged not to use any single use plastics and everyone is welcome to join us in taking the #PlasticFreePledge as part of our sustainable development initiative.

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Date: Wed 9 August

Time: 11:30am – 2pm with the Emtrepreneur of the Day award at 2pm

Venue: Upstairs at the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront

Full Trader List:

1 Khaya’s Emporium Twiggit rustic candles, Message in a peg, Stone lights, Macrame lanterns and plant holders, tangle free earphone holders
2 Alice’s Wonder Slime Play Slime in various forms and DIY kits
2 The Soap Cellar Natural soap, lip balm, giant bubble kits.
4 Made By Teens Cape Town Key Holders , Message on a Bottle
5 Emily’s Sweet & Savoury Cheese grillers, creamed spinach pop tarts, butternut & feta pop tarts & donuts
6 Sweet Tooth Brothers Biscuits, waffle rolls, cakes.
7 YouButterflyMeVintage Vintage clothing
8 Rock Ink Painted rocks & Lemonade
9 Made It Pretty by Peyton Pretty handcrafted stationery, cards and gifts.
10 Sweetastic Creations  Make your own name necklace and  beautifully decorated flower cookies on a stick
11 Hannah’s Take & Campbell’s Chili Factory Cards, suncatchers, jewellery and chilli paste
12 Oh fudge Fudge
13 Fantastic Mint Plants, Furtastic Books, DIY washytape pencils and pencil jars, savoury muffins
14 LivMaw Activity for children to create collages, all materials supplied including tables for children to sit at. A variety of outlines on card will be provided to help with ideas / Beautiful, Completed Artwork collages for sale
15 Gabe’s Good Goodies Chocolates (mainly truffles)
16 Just Girls toys
17 Sticky Bubblegum Room decor, handmade gifts and other funky must have items.
18 BEAUTY Second hand ceramics potted with beautiful arrangements of succulents and top dressed with gemstones. drawings, dry flower and sticker pics in A5 glass frames everything done by the traders themselves
19 Oni’s Organics Health muffins, Healthy habits charts, lemons
20 SA Cool Trading Kids Veg, dog biscuits, beanies, books & dvd’s, games
21 Cook & Craft Peanut brittle, Katvis catnip toys, Urchin Jellyfish, Dip if you dare game, Eco Fire Lighters, Magic Carpet Cleaner
22 Gabriels Mucky Stuffs Seedlings, wick planters, worm tea, free range eggs
23 Helena’s Yummy Treats Biscuits and chocolate blocks
24 King’s Corner Droe Wors, activity game.
25 Cezanne Lip Balm, Stress Balls

Please pop over to out Facebook Page to browse the adverts each trader has sent in as part of the requirement to gain a certificate: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketSA/photos/a.1913301828885621.1073741877.1591673784381762/1913305025551968/?type=3&theater

And also browse the video ads in the Facebook video library, here is sweet example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMaAv2DkLRQ

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As it is Woman’s Day, we are joined by two adult traders who are part if the Forward Fund WIN WOMAN program and they will be selling wonderful leather jackets and beadwork, as well as offering mentorship to the youngsters. ff logo

Pop over the the V&A website for more detail here:  http://www.waterfront.co.za/events/Kids/2017-young-entrepreneurs-pocket-money-market 

And take a listen to one of the radio features here: https://omny.fm/shows/early-breakfast-with-abongile-nzelenzele/woman-s-day-market-at-the-v-a-pocket-money-market

We are privileged to have the fabulous Zoe Mazula of Horizon’s Tale, Mazula and The Farmhouse Rocks to guide our young performers and add her special magic to the day. A real feast of music including classical, blues, rock and jazz is guaranteed to entertain.

 

 

 

Zoë Mazula has been a performer all her life. It started with dancing and acting and continued on to singing and song writing. Zoe studied at Redroofs Theatre School and The Academy in London England. Next to the creative arts, Zoë’s biggest passion is education and she later worked extensively with The Big Foot Theatre Company and Makebelieve Arts in London borough schools to empower teachers to bring creative storytelling and acting techniques into mainstream classrooms as an effecting teaching tool. Zoë has not only experienced the pleasure of the arts first hand through professional working in adverts, theatre and film but she has witness the power of acting with drama therapy and the healing and learning that comes from drama techniques and play. Zoë has continued her creative teaching under the name ‘I Create Me’ and runs after school clubs, teaching workshops and holiday programmes.

Zoë immigrated with her husband Vusa to South Africa in 2004 to open one of Cape Town’s most loved music venues, Zula Sound Bar on Long Street. Zula gave a platform for nine years to the best up and coming and established original music acts of South Africa. For the past two years Vusa and Zoë have gone back to their original love of music and write and perform their songs under the name Mazula with their first album being released this year. They can be seen singing in their function duo called Horizon’s Tale at many different hotels, restaurants and private functions around the mother city and South Africa. You can follow their music on Facebook under the name Mazula and Horizon’s Tale and you can email zoemazula@gmail.com for more info on the I Create Me programmes.

Please remember we are always looking for young photographers and young reporters to cover our events for the press. Get in touch if you would like to join on Woman’s Day, its great fun and young people up to 21 are welcome. Most of the pics used here are from Deep South Photography and regular traders, you are welcome to watermark your pics!

The Pocket Money Market is growing fast and we are looking for interns, volunteers, mentors and sponsors to help take us nation wide and beyond. We run Markets 2 to 6 times a month where kids EARN, LEARN & HAVE FUN as well as free workshops covering 5 modules every school holiday.

 

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For more information please email linda@livelightly.co.za

 

 

 

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Holiday Workshops, news and July/Aug markets

The Free holiday workshops are on Tues 11, Wed 12 and Thurs 13 July with two modules each day. Full details are here: https://pocketmoneymarket.com/talks-and-awards-days/Book only the modules you fancy: We start on Tuesday with Costing & Pricing then Marketing & Sales. Wed is Operational Management then Financial basics and on Thursday we do Online Marketing. All suitable from about 7 to 16 years and centered around an activity. As we are in Plastic Free July all activities will be making alternative packaging. Call 0833840590 to book.

Trader Bookings are open for the next market days on                                                                Saturday 29 July 2017 10:30am 1pm at Longbeach Mall, Noordhoek                                   Wed 9 Aug (holiday) 11:30-2:00  V&A Waterfront                                                                 Saturday 26 August 2017 10:30am 1pm at Longbeach Mall, Noordhoek

Busking bookings cam be made here: https://goo.gl/forms/FEfwmMz7FmsqPu612

We continue to learn and grow and the busking side is taking form fast. We have also had great feedback from the Plastic Free undertaking and will feature this month as a guest blog on the Two Oceans Aquarium website. This project has scope for much growth and I think if the kids can get it right to trade without plastic packaging then the challenge to the mainstream retailers is out there!

We have also had some great feedback in the press and are ever hopeful some sponsorship may eventually follow! Here are some of the articles and video links:

Expresso Show on TV3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJxeGkIGwyE&feature=youtu.be

http://spice4life.co.za/out__about/va-waterfront-youth-day-kids-market-pocket-money/

http://www.iol.co.za/capetowner/news/youth-make-it-at-market-9903606

We also made the news on TV 2 and 3 as well as front page of the weekend Argus.

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I am very pleased to announce we have received support form FORWARD FUND in conjunction with their Win Woman initiative, THANK YOU so much to Tina Thiart and her team for this: www.forwardfund.co.zaff logo

We were also happy to join a Dept of Education initiative in Mitchell’s Plain this week and look forward to more events in the future.

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As always, thanks for the support and hope to see you at the workshops and the markets soon!

Lin

Youth Day Pocket Money Market at the V&A

Join us on Youth Day 16 June for a bumper Pocket Money Market at the Watershed (Mezzanine area) at the V&A Waterfront from 11:30am to 2pm. At 2pm we will have a short talk from the Two Oceans Aquarium as the PMM goes plastic free and then awards for Entrepreneur of the Day as well as 7 category winners and the lucky draws.

Here is the provisional trader line-up and the ads are up on Facebook too: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PocketMoneyMarketSA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1887361234813014 (Likes count towards the award so please like your favorite and share away.) Heaps of fab Father’s Day gifts!

Stall Name Goods for sale
Cook & Craft Peanut Brittle, Eco fire lighters, Magic Carpet Cleaner, Urchin Jellyfish, Dip if you Dare activity, Fresh sprouts, catnip cat toys.
Sticky Bubblegum Headbands, hand made cards, bookmarks, self made funky room decor like cushions, bookends and snowglobes, self made handbags, home made lip balm
Made It Pretty by Peyton Washi tape notebooks, pencils, notepads, gift tags
Handcrafted Greeting Cards (birthday / baby / teacher / Christmas / thank you)
Tic Tac Toe (natural stones in a cotton bag)
Roll-a-dice and WIN
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Sweetastic Creations by Kyra Mixed meringues, mini biscuits, sweet shots, jelly. Hair ties and braclets for kids.
The Soap Cellar natural soaps, shampoo, handwash, dog shampoo, giant bubbles mix, lip balms and a raffle for a Shaun the Sheep soap!
Beauty , arts & crafts Sticker pictures, Ceramic potted succulents and terrariums.
Khaya’s Emporium Twiggit candle holders (R 15-50), Stone Lights- tee-lights (R 15), Macrame lanterns and plant holders (R 30 – 60), Message in a peg (R 15), Handmade picture frames (R 15- 30)
PoPsockets We sell pop sockets, a phone accessory that enables you to easily hold your phone and mount it on the ground. Available in various colours and styles.
Helena’s Yummy Treats  Biscuits and caramel squares, choc blocks.
YouButterflyMeVintage Vintage clothing
Hello Jewelry made with beads
Emily’s Sweet & Savoury Cheese grillers.
Creamed spinach pop tarts. Butternut & feta pop tarts.
Cinnamon & sugar ring donuts. Coconut ring dounuts.
Decorate your own cupcake.
Aneeqah’s Party Packs Party Packs
My Take by Hannah Cards, Necklaces and Sun Catchers.  Campbell – Chili Paste
Made By Teens Upcycle item: Vanilla Scented Shell Candles
Upcycled Cereal Boxes into Masks for Fun
Combo: Homemade JuJu sauce
King’s Fooseball arcade  Games
Oni’s Healthy Kids Corner  Healthy luchbox snacks & healthy habits charts
SA Cool Trading Kids  Fresh produce, Good dog Biscuits, Book exchange & Crafts
Robert’s Plants  Succulents
Gabriel’s Mucky Stuffs  Worm tea, seedlings, free range eggs,  Sunflower eggs/cups, Wick Planters
Cambell’s Chilli’s  Chili paste
Face Art Face Art paint
Sweet Tooth Brothers Waffle rolls, jam and cream tarts, peanut ring bisquits, apple crumbles, jam bisquits, glazed bisquits. Honey cake, Chocolate cake (22 cm). A raffle with Chocolate Happy Father’s Day cake (27 cm).
Angel’s Delight Muffins, Cupcakes, Lamingtons
Sherbet drawstring bags, moonbags and socks

For the first time the kids have made video ads too – check them in action here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PocketMoneyMarketSA/videos/

Awards are as follows:
1) Entrepreneur(s) of the Day
2) Best advert (Likes on Facebook will count towards this)
3) Best display (Stall presentation)
4) Accounting Excellence
5) Product innovation
6) “Greenest” Stall (Environmental awareness)
7) Excellence in sales skills
8) Busker of the Day
Others may be awarded at judges discretion.

We have an awesome line up of young buskers too and are super lucky to have musician Zenn Viljoen joining as coordinator and MC.

 

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Just a few ads to give you an idea, but please visit the Facebook page for the full line up.

Young Entrepreneurs Pocket Money Market is an NPO aimed at helping children develop the skills to become self employed. Free workshops, startup assistance and ongoing support are provided. At the moment we are about one third “outreach” and the earnings are often an essential part of the household income. We run unfunded and need volunteers and sponsorship like air.

For more information please contact 0833840590 or mail linda@livelightly.co.za. For bookings and nation wide availability scroll down to the next post.

 

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The following market will be on 24 June at Longbeach Mall and there are free workshops covering 5 modules in the holidays. Book via www.pocketmoneymarket.com.
We strive to light a spark & nurture a spirit of entrepreneurship in order to grow a sustainable economy. We are very environmentally conscious with no single use plastic permitted and awards for sustainable products. While there are a few entrepreneurship courses out there, this is very practical empowering the kids to overcome real obstacles and earn real cash. We also take kids from as little as 5 and there all workshops and training are free. Traders are encouraged to pay a small stall rent to teach the concept of overheads (Max R50) but only when they have become profitable and can afford it.
We run at one third “outreach” and these kids receive start up assistance and ongoing support, transport and general help. All kids get free workshops and individual business training. Because growing a sustainable place based economy feels like the best thing to be doing round about now.
Volunteers and sponsorship always welcome. On Friday we have 16 outreach lids and I would love to give them each R30 “lunch money” to spend. If anyone feels like contributing to this it would be awesome.

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Each trader will sign a plastic free pledge as we ban single use plastics at the PMM #Everyoneiswelcome to #bethechange as we have a group pledge at 2pm with Two Ocans Aquarium.

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Many MANY thanks to the V&A Waterfront for hosting us!

See you at the market!

Lin

Youth Day report & holiday dates

 

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Just a quick report back today:

We had a lovely Youth Day market at Imhoff Farm on 16 June, many thanks to Imhoff for having us at their delightful venue. The weather played along too thank goodness!

We had 20 stalls and 26 official traders although some “visitors” also joined the fun. The youngest trader was just 4 years old and the oldest 16. I thought the atmosphere was great and I was really pleased to see such good presentation and also lots of refinements by those who have attended workshops.

As always picking a winner is the toughest part of the day, everyone was so fantastic. Congratulations to Kaira and Stella of Cupcakes, Critters & Crafts who won Entrepreneurs of the Day. Their advert was lovely, they sold very well (in fact sold out) and had a fantastic attitude too. They also handled a couple of mishaps with aplomb and all the “secret shoppers” were very complimentary. Highest earner was Robert’s Organic Plants (by a long way!), followed by Hannah’s creations with Kaya and the Soap Cellar joint third. Well done! I am very pleased to see the detailed costings and improvements from the regular traders. On that note some sheets were incomplete or poorly done, they will not be accepted like that again so please take note!

Special mentions to the Soap Cellar for outstanding products, costings and a fabulous stall. Also to Colour Me Crazy for excellent presentation and Hanna’s creations for lovely original products.

For those wanting figures, one trader had a net profit of over R500, 6 traders had a net profit over R300 and another 5 over R200. Considering this is after costs and the kids are between 4 and 16 I think this is pretty good! I am available on skype or you can come and visit if you need some help getting there…this is a safe space to try out all the ideas.

I will do the other awards in the holidays instead of month end this time…I am looking at 13 July (see below). I need some time to study the sheets and think things over  to do the awards in more detail, market days are getting pretty hectic.

If there is enough interest I will do a workshop in the holidays on Wed 13 July from 2 to 4pm with awards after. We should be all done by 4:30 but the kids generally like to socialize a bit and weather permitting I’ll organize a fun activity again. I am flexible with dates but can only do afternoons and evenings so feel free to get in touch if you have an alternative suggestion. Remember workshops are free for traders and any group of 5 or more can initiate one.

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The winner of the LUCKY DRAW was Enid Pemberton. Congratulations Enid, I have mailed your four tickets to Snow World to you, enjoy and thank you for supporting the Pocket Money Market! The lucky draw was a great selling tool for the kids and as each sale = a ticket I think it really boosted sales. If anyone has connections for another prize that would be awesome…even if a company wants to sponsor  something smaller like movie tickets or a voucher…anything would be most appreciated!

Below are some snaps of our traders…in no particular order….Apologies I was a bit busy so didn’t take many pics and I missed a couple. Please send me your photos! Or better still I am hoping for  a young photographer (Hannah?) and a young reporter too. I could really use some help on market days too if anyone is keen, plus admin and PR too.

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Soap Cellar

 

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Kaya: Stick a frame, Twiggit, Scratch n win
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Save the Rhino

 

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Save the Rhino
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Color Me Crazy

 

 

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Cupcakes, Critters and Crafts

 

 

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Funky Dunky Danika

 

 

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Kidz Zone
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O’STEEZ
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Natural Nature & Molly’s Magic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wishmakers

 

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Robert’s Plants
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Cook n Craft

 

 

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Sweet Pop

 

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Monsters at Work

 

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Hannah’s Creations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Request a Beanie and Sydney’s Gifts

Here is also a link to the ads the kids have to send in before the market…and while you are there please give our Facebook page a like & share: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketSA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1737537636462042

Many thanks to Nikki Mountified for her hard work as well as Leigh Palmer for coming to my rescue when I could not fit the tables in my car! My continued thanks to Rotary for supporting the market, I saw a number of their members shopping and to SNOW WORLD for their fabulous prize worth R480!

We were also lucky to have a visit from Kieno Kammies of Cape Talk and they have given us some lovely encouragement. Here is an old article someone sent me that I was not aware of:

http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/13512/your-child-can-become-an-entrepreneur-at-a-young-age-find-out-how

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Please book here for the next market at Longbeach Mall on 9 July and I will open booking for 6 August this week too:

https://pocketmoneymarket.wordpress.com/market-stall-bookings-for-kids-from-3-to-16?iframe=true&theme_preview=true

Until now I have collected the stall fees at the end and adjusted down where takings are on the low side. However its too chaotic to manage so all fees will have to be paid up front from now, unless you make a special arrangement ahead of time. If any children do not earn enough I will be happy to credit them but this will be done at a later stage when I have time to assess properly. ( I work on not more than 20% of net income as a guide) Please remember you may apply for charity dispensation and outreach stalls are at no charge. I also have some start up assistance available for outreach too. This is a non profit, I do this in my own time “for the love” and self fund but I am really battling to stay afloat. Certificates, prizes, and a host of set up costs need to be paid, plus each event takes about 5 working days to set up. I work full time too so its not perfect, but on balance I think still worth doing. If anyone is able to assist in any way…nothing is too small. Printing is a constant expense and posters, accounting sheets and certificates are essential. It is my dream to get a proper sponsor and “do it properly” – I have a document prepared if you have any ideas!

Lastly we are now on Instagram too: https://www.instagram.com/pocketmoneymarket/

Thanks to everyone for your support!

Lin

PS sorry this is not a very pretty report…having a glitchy day and nothing wants to go where is should…but the basics are all there.

 

Feb Winners, March plans & bookings are open.

I am so impressed with the improvements I have seen in the regular traders this month.

We adapted to a new format of smaller weekly markets instead of the larger monthly events of last year. We are really lucky to have space every Thursday at Cape Point Vineyards and although week day evenings are tricky for many kids, it has been super for them to be part of a “real”trading environment. We did manage one Saturday event too at The Red Herring so a bumper month with 5 markets…with another 5 in March too. Stalls can be booked here: https://pocketmoneymarket.com/market-staltstl-bookings-for-kids-from-3-to-16/

The grand prize for February was kindly sponsored by THE SWEETEST THING PATISSERIE in Simon’s Town and is a voucher for R250 and a tour of the business with some hands on experience of running a small business from real entrepreneurs.

And the winner is….

Over all Entrepreneur of the month for February 2016:                                                       Robert Palmer – Robert’s Organic Magic Plants. Robert progressed a long way this month, getting to grips with his accounting and he produces all his wares without assistance, using things with little or no cost. In addition his point of sale displays are great and although he is not naturally a salesman or people person, his product knowledge and love of plants equips him to hold his own with even the most demanding clients. Robert also picked up a job at the market and did a day’s planting – a lovely bit of market penetration. Congratulations Robert!

Robert was SO excited…he was actually gunning for Best Display so overall winner was a huge surprize.

Other awards went to:

Sales Excellence We All Scream for Ice Cream Emma Colyna1
Presentation & Point Of SaleExcellence Message in the bottle Rawk Dudley-Steada2
 Salesmanship The Sweets  Francesca McCann-Pereira3
Product & presentation excellence Beeswacky Ethan Hunter
Sales Supporter: Ryan Hunter BeeswackySm
Best original product Table Mountain Dragons Joanna Deppe7
Salesmanship To good to be true Josh Changfoot
Jed Volschenk
Innovation & Point of Sale The Fun Spot Josiah Mortlock- 8
Kian Mortlock- 56
Consistancy and positivity ICED 3 (Iced Tea) Neve Martin
Seth Martin
Finn Martin
Presentation of products & best turned out  traders Sweet Truth Michael & Stephen Bottcher20160204_175751
Accounting excellence, Best newcomer Magical Mischief Kiana Rayne Sonnenberg18
Ability to improvise & innovate Face Painting Kyara Russell17

There are also certifcates of participation for all the children who attended in February, please get in touch to arrange to get them. Thank you so much to Cape Point Vineyards for having us and they also kindly printed this month’s certificates.

The Febuary focus was COSTING & PRICING the goods with ACCOUNTING in mind. This did not appeal initially but is really the foundation in many ways and once the kids get it they ralise how helpful it is. It is a juggling act to keep it light enough to be fun while ensuring the project goals are achieved…so awards are a massive motivator and the smaller format markets provide much more time for me to work with the youngsters. On Saturday we had a workshop and everyone who attended recieved an ebook on costing and pricing too – I think (hope) many pennies droppped. March will focus on ADVERSING, POINT OF SALE & MARKETING, April will have MARKET PENETRATION, DIVERSIFICATION & PRODUCT OPTIMISATION as a theme. Newcomers will have a chance to catch up as we will cycle through all the material regularly, I am happy to repeat modules for any group of 5 or more and each session takes about an hour. There is no charge for these and all are welcome.

Over the next couple of weeks I will be adding the pages to this website for each child who wishes to trade between markets so you can order directly.

 

We featured in the Weekend Argus as well as the community papers and I have done a lot of radio this month too. However  A SPONSOR is still desparately needed as I am still self funding. Winter is on the way and I need to hire indoor venues and I also need large weekend venues for the monthly bigger markets as well as workshops and training. Prizes, learning material, transport and subsidization for the outreach kids all need to be sorted. I see so much potential but am unable to fufil it all as I still work 2 jobs – if I could give up one then this could really take flight.

At the end of the day, I am in SA for the long haul and raising my child here. The only way forward is to do what we can to make it work and it seems to me that much of what is wrong stems from financial insecurity and children who are often largely unparented. The Pocket Money Market has two main aims: The primary objective is nurturing a spirit of entrepreneurship in young children with the long term goal that more South Africans will be able to sustain themselves independently and possibly in a more flexible lifestyle conducive to less commuting and more active parenting. The second objective is to bring real and immediate income generation to families where the means for the children to join the Pocket Money Market are simply not available, via the outreach programme.

The current group of children are really starting to earn well and paying for meaningful things and saving decent amounts. I believe one day they will be able to work for themselves and take care of their families. We have been running a year already and I think I have some 200 accounting sheets on file which is a requirement of each stall. I anticipate at least double that this year, possibly much more.

I simply do not have the time to fundraise but if you have any ideas or contacts please drop me a line: linda@livelightly.co.za

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As always thanks to everyone who supports this project and my sister Nikki for all her hard work and especially for arranging this lovely prize.

If anyone missed the last report on the actual markets please check it out here: https://pocketmoneymarket.com/budding-bransons-took-flight-in-feb-awards-free-seminar-march-schedule/

See you at the market!

Lin