Club shakes things up for learners

2019-07-02 06:00
Christo Lodder from Eyecatcher Promotions interacting with the learners.PHOTOS: SHAQEEL JACOBS

Christo Lodder from Eyecatcher Promotions interacting with the learners.PHOTOS: SHAQEEL JACOBS

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The Milkshake Club had yet another inspiring networking session at their usual spot at the Vineyard Hotel last Wednesday.

The club hosts networking sessions for organisations, business and learners from Fairmont High School in Parkwood so that they can learn from each other.

Run by Sharon Constable and Malcolm Lips from Business Matter in Claremont, the club has been running for about 10 months and it has been opened up for learners for about five months now.

The idea is to expose learners to different career options and give them a platform where they can learn from others and be guided. Though it is open for organisations and businesses the focus is on the learners and how to improve the community.

Lips says their networking session are much needed and everyone needs guidance now and again.

“The sessions have been going extremely well and everyone seems to be enjoying. We are extremely grateful to the Vineyard Hotel staff that are always there to help us and make us the best milkshakes,” he says, adding that the learners that attended had a lot to learn from a lot of people.

Also attending the sessions was Batsheba Robson from Inspiring Our Community Foundation in Tafelsig and says the club is very inspiring. “We were first invited last month and they told us we would learn a lot from other organisations and business people. I must truly say it has been amazing. It has been a great opportunity for the organisation. It is not just organisations but businesses and learners,” she says.

What she admires the most about the club is the fact that it has opened for the youth. “That for me is very important. The youth also need platforms to meet and mingle.

“We took one of our kids there and she couldn’t stop raving about the club. This just shows the impact the club has. This is a worthy platform for our youth to learn from,” she says.

Through the help of Eyecatcher Promotions, the club launched The 5 Pens Campaign to collect as many pens as they can to distribute to schools and other underprivileged children.

Christo Lodder from Eyecatcher says they want to collect more than 1000 pens in two months. “We are inviting everyone who comes to the club to bring at least five pens each. To some people a pen might just be a pen but for those in need it is a symbol of hope. So, through the campaign we want to give that hope and we want everyone to jump on board and help us,” he says. The Milkshake Club meets at the Vineyard Hotel every last Wednesday of the month from 16:00 to 18:00.

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