Competition to promote

2018-03-13 06:00

Four years on, the Kenfac-based Frontiers non-profit organisation has revived their community-based Blikkies Klops project aimed at challenging young people to show off their creativity.

The project was last active in 2014. Cheslyn Steenberg, the organisation’s spokesperson, says that after realising the need to unite and uplift the youth, members of the group decided to revive the project.

However, he says this year’s project is different to the “normal minstrels” as it focuses on actual arts, culture and recycling aspects. Steenberg says participating teams may only use instruments that are made from used tyres, paint tins, beer bottle tops, cans and other recyclable materials.

“Each team that enters, no matter their geographical location, must have their uniform made from recyclable material. The objective of the Blikkies Klops is to educate participants about the advantages of recycling and to cultivate social cohesion among communities across the City of Cape Town.

“The long-term vision is to have a community-based drill programme that will be rolled out across the more than 12 schools within Kenfac. This particular programme will be discipline focused and aimed at the learners who have difficulty in learning but not limited to them, but also open to any interested learner,” says Steenberg.

Entries for the competition will be open from Monday 18 to Saturday 31 March and the competition will take place on Saturday 5 May.

According to Steenberg, participants will be expected to spare two hours a day in preparation of their costumes and instruments.

V Call Steenberg on 021 400 3994.

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