Boost for music academy

2019-03-12 06:01
Dwyn Griesel and Andile Petelo.

Dwyn Griesel and Andile Petelo.

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Two Kronendal Music Academy (KMA) staff members, in Hout Bay, took part in this year’s annual Cape Town Cycle Tour to assist needy music students from the surrounding communities.

The pair, Dwyn Griesel director at KMA and Andile Petelo, took on the challenge over the weekend in an attempt to raise R50 000. The money will be used to buy musical instruments and pay for music lessons and ensembles for the pupils in the second term starting from April.

Kronendal is a non-profit organisation (NPO) and has become a home to many young people in the Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg areas, with most of them coming from Silikamva and Hout Bay high schools, Disa, Oranjekloof and Sentinel primary schools.

Currently, it has over 160 pupils walking through its doors every week and has only 22 different instruments to cater for everyone. And their generosity does not end there. Griesel says: “Besides our core business of music education, we also provide humanitarian support in the form of daily lunches, transport, social services, and school homework assistance.”

She appeals to the public to buy every kilometre cycled by the pair at a cost of R500. This, she says will allow them to reach the R50 000 target and make a difference in the lives of their beneficiaries.

The duo worked hard to ensure that they would not disappoint those who put their faith in their hands.

“Andile and I have been training every morning,” she says. She adds that Velocity Sports Lab in Hout Bay had sponsored Andile’s spinning classes to train during bad weather. “Andile is riding despite a kidney condition which he has had all his life,” she says.

Griesel says she has been riding in the Cycle Tour since 2009 and has raised funds for the project every year. She adds: “One year I managed to bring in R230 000!”

Griesel says they believe it is their responsibility as part of the country’s rainbow nation to contribute to making a difference, but they cannot do it on their own.V For more information contact 021 790 4457 or kmahoutbay@telkomsa.net

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