21 in talent search

2017-06-27 06:00
The Baddest Barbies dance group won the Factreton talent search competition last Saturday. Pictured in the back are Tarryn Ruiters and Shanaaz Jappie. In front are Kendra Wilson and Zia Rodrigues.

The Baddest Barbies dance group won the Factreton talent search competition last Saturday. Pictured in the back are Tarryn Ruiters and Shanaaz Jappie. In front are Kendra Wilson and Zia Rodrigues.

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Three winners of the Factreton’s Got Talent competition were announced last Saturday.

The event, attended by more than 100 youngsters from around Factreton and Kensington, was held at the Factreton community hall.

About 21 participants, aged between eight and 35, took part in the talent search, showcasing different skills, including singing, poetry, drama and dance.

The winners all received goodie bags and tickets for the red bus.

The first-prize winners, the Baddest Barbies, a dance group made up of four teenage girls, also scooped a hair voucher worth R850.

The month-long competition was part of a campaign to collect shirts for needy schoolchildren from the area.

Campaign coordinator Cheslyn Steenberg says the project was designed and implemented by Frontiers with the aim to enhance social cohesion amongst residents and cultivate hidden talents of young people.

He says: “We were fortunate to have met these objectives and made an impression for next year’s edition. We appreciate the contestants and their parents and caregivers; without them we could not have made this a successful event.

“The idea of prizes was never to be money or big bonanza prizes but rather to be part of a movement that is based on the love of the community.”

Steenberg says donations are still welcome as the targeted number of 4000 has not yet been reached.

The shirts will be handed over as part of the Mandela Day celebration on Tuesday 18 July.

Second place winner,Reece van der Merwe says he appreciates the opportunity given to the youth to show case their talent because it taught him a lot of things. He says he is confident that he will do better in the next talent search and win the first prize.

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