Mountview’s own karate-kid

2016-05-19 06:00
The North Coast’s very own karate-kid, Devendren Govender with his ever-expanding collection of awards. Photo: supplied

The North Coast’s very own karate-kid, Devendren Govender with his ever-expanding collection of awards. Photo: supplied

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DEVENDREN Govender, a grade nine pupil at Mountview Secondary School in Verulam, has gone from strength to strength in the field of martial arts after being selected to represent the Skies Karate Team in the forthcoming World Cup Karate Championships.

This tri-annual global karate event will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia this August, where Govender will compete against karate-kas from over 100 countries around the world. The young karate maestro excelled during the selection process and through hard work; secured his spot on the SA squad.

The cost of this event, including flights, accommodation, competition entry fee, travel in Indonesia, kit and food is approximately R30 000, which Govender and Mountview Secondary hope to secure through community outreach and support.

Rosalind Singh, a member of staff at Mountview Secondary said the school’s aim is to help the young Govender take part in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“We humbly appeal to our community to support this talented young man who serves as a great ambassador to the community of Verulam. Interested sponsors can contact the school on 032 533 2887 or via email at Your support is highly appreciated,” said Singh.

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