Changing lives through entertainment

2016-03-10 06:00
Tongaat resident Dimple Jerkin. Photo: supplied

Tongaat resident Dimple Jerkin. Photo: supplied

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A TONGAAT resident aims to change lives by addressing community related issues with entertainment productions – starring the community.

Dimple Jerkin started the Dimple Jerkin Community Outreach Productions to provide a platform for budding actors and at the same time spread a positive message.

“As a result of the high crime and violence rates increasing, drugs and alcohol abuse, racism and illnesses, poverty, unemployment, etc becoming a growing concern, it is a proven fact that not all individuals are aware of their constitutional rights and how to handle these situations wisely, or at some point in their lives, have experienced some or all of the above,” said Jerkin.

“I have come up with solutions to these problems by volunteering my services, which is all aspects of creative arts by producing entertainment productions to educate, empower, bring about awareness, respect, unity, peace, harmony, equality of races and cultures, also free business and promote talent.”

Jerkin identified a need in the community, and said the initiative is not a business and has not formed any partnerships with organisations.

“I’m planning entertainment productions like stage and/or theatre and film. Basically it will be community related issues put in the form of entertainment to educate, help and empower the community,” she said.

“I will be working on these productions as an individual at different venues with the community. These productions are open to individuals of all ages, races and religions free of charge. All ideas, suggestions and talents welcome. My aim is to reach as much people as possible.”

Jerkin is encouraging the community to get involved in the productions.

“I’m appealing to people to star in the productions such as performing artists and creative artists (paint and/or drawing).

“I am searching for all types of talents to fit into the production.”

“Become a supporter by simply adding me on social sites and sending through your details. Being a supporter doesn’t require time or money as you will receive all updates directly to your mobile phone.

“Do it for the love of the community. Help me help the world and spread the word,” added Jerkin.

The next class is on 12 March from 12.30pm to 1.30pm and it will take place every Saturday throughout the year. It is free to attend.

For more information, call Jerkin on 081 358 0054 or 084 0494 538 (WhatsApp).

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