GrandWest Casino’s latest project saw over 1,200 teenagers perform 2 sold out performances at the Grand Arena in Cape Town, South Africa, sponsored by DWR Distribution’s SPS Charity Fund.
Various companies including Gearhouse South Africa and Sound Stylists joined hands as sponsors for the event, while the stage lighting suppliers SOS Charity Fund donated 5,000 (ZAR) to the winner of the competition, Craig Jordaan, for creating the best Music Video titled Indecisive.
“The new KFM Singer Songwriter Challenge achieved everything we envisioned and more in terms of us uniting communities and teenagers,” said GrandWest Casino’s Karen Burt, who also heads up the Inspired Stages programme. “This is definitely going to become another highlight on the calendar for our youth. I have received so many beautiful WhatsApp and Facebook In Box Messages of positivity, gratitude and above all team spirit amongst the teen teams and groups who were all competitors against each other but who have truly embraced the #Inspired2UNITE theme for the year and event. This is what encourages us do what we do.
“To all our sponsors, you are so appreciated and valued by all of us and we look forward to continuing changing lives together with yourselves for many years going forward,” Burt added.
Karen Burt and Gavin Taylor share a vision to empower teenagers and young adults through interactive transformational workshops in life coaching, performance master classes and mentoring. Under their leadership, youngsters can attend workshops in dancing, singing, music and acting.