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/

YOUTH DAY FLYER

 

 

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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2018 Events and stats from 2017

Hi everyone and all the best for the year. It is going to be a very busy one for us filled with great things. Bookings are open for around 30 markets already and there are 2 workshop days on 3 Feb and 5 April which will include awards too.

Plans this year are to grow the sustainability side as we start building our own Precious Plastics recycling machines. This will allow any members to collect plastic and use it to produce materials for products, initially we will start with beads as I feel the artisanal content is where we can add real value. Any interested folks are most welcome to participate, we need techies, co-ordinators, sponsors and admins for this project which is aimed at growing the profits for our outreach traders as well as reducing pollution. This is a natural progression from the Plastic Free Pledge which we introduced last June banning single use plastics from our markets.

We also have great plans to grow the performing arts side as it is the way we can reach the most outreach candidates effectively. All performing arts are welcome, age limits are flexible as if there are groups with mixed ages they are welcome. Solo artists up to around 20 years old, all those older than 16 are asked to help out a little behind the scenes. Any teachers or music professionals are invited to join us, we plan a big concert for 16 June and again in Dec at Cape Town’s best venues as well as busking opportunities at all our regular events. Please register here.

I know there are many people asking for events in the Northern Suburbs and Table View areas as well as Strand, Overberg, Boland etc and then PE, Joburg and Durban. Unfortunately I work full time and so until there is some funding I can only really manage central and southern Cape Town areas, however I am more than happy to support anyone willing to arrange events elsewhere and come and do workshops etc.

At this stage we trade every Thursday at Cape Point Vineyards from 4:30 to sunset, second Saturday of every month at Rondebosch Park Market and the last Saturday of every month at Longbeach Mall which is 6 markets a month! Then we also have special events and festivals as well as our flagship Youth Day event at the V&A. Here are the first lot of weekend dates, the times, venues and more about Thursday markets are on the booking page.                                                                                                                                          Jan – 27                                                                                                                                                    Feb: 10 & 17
Mar – 10 & 31 Easter Market (holidays)
Apr – 14 & 28 (long weekend)                                                                                                              May – 12 & 26
Jun – 9, 16 & 30 (holidays)

All traders have to create a pre market advert, complete a detailed accounting sheet with costings and returns and adhere to a number of POS requirements in order to gain their certificate and at each market there is an “Entrepreneur of the Day”.

WANTED: I need volunteers for 2018 please, for buskers management, outreach assistance, youth day flagship event, admin, PR, social media and fundraising. If you have any time to spare we have a need for both online and practical assistance.

LOOKING BACK: In 2017 we had 42 markets of which 15 were full “stand alone” events and 26 were “guest events”, 10 had our young buskers performing and of those 5 were fully “wired for sound”. Also 10 free workshops and 10 speaking engagements plus 3 TV shows and many radio shows. My admin is never up to date but I estimate about 350 kids have participated, maybe 400 including all the performers. Earnings vary dramatically with some kids consistently netting over R1000 per event and others not making R100 but on average its around R350 net profit per stall. This translates into about R110 000 net profit for the kids in the year, sadly about half of the net profit in 2015 and about 25% down on 2016 despite amazing improvements in goods, venues and skills. This is a reflection of the tough economic reality we face, many of the adult traders are experiencing even greater reductions. The only real solution is to raise funds for paid advertising or brand events, get volunteers for PR help and spread the message as far and wide as possible. I tried to communicate the benefits of shopping with us in an article at Christmas, and I believe it applies 24/7, 365.

There is so much potential for growth and improvement but time is limited and funding is hard to find. I have covered expenses in excess of R100K to date and had donations of about R15000 in total since the beginning, mainly paid directly to table hire or for transport. If you would like to assist on any way please check out our back a buddy page and donate or become a champion. I am more than happy to brand events and we have great support from the media.

Thanks for your support, all contact info is below.

See you at the market!

Lin x

Contact Linda: 0833840590
E-mail: linda@livelightly.co.za
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