Bring your talent!

LEPHALALE — Kyle McDonald (15), a learner at Hoërskool Ellisras was chosen to be a member of the first International Leadership Academy (ILA) in Lephalale, where he has to run community projects as part of his membership.
His latest project is a “Lephalale Teens Got Talent” competition. He says he wants to make the participants’ dreams a reality.
In order to get the project going, Kyle is looking for teenagers with talent to participate in the competition.
All the approved work will be published in a brand new registered booklet called “Lephalale Teens Got Talent”.
According to Kyle, the categories that teenagers can enrol in are Poems/poetry; Art/Drawings; Singing/Rap; Dance/Group Dance; Storytelling/Writing; Culinary (Food)/Chefs.
Teens who would like to participate in this competition, must be residing in the Lephalale region and be in Gr 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 during 2018.
Only original work is allowed and all work must be done in English. Entry forms may be requested from mandymcdonald87@gmail.com or lianaclarke1@telkomsa.net. Kyle can also be contacted on 082 882 0773.
To ensure your place in the event, completed entry forms must be submitted on or before 23 February 2018 to the above mentioned addresses. Prizes will be awarded to the most exceptional work in each category and the judges’ decision will be final.
Participants will be informed on registration of the venues and dates on which the competitions will be held in your area.
Kindly note that entry is free.
Possible but unconfirmed venues are:
Ga-Seleka Community Hall, Thabo Mbeki Community Hall, Mokuruanyane Thusong Center, Hoërskool Ellisras and Phegelego Secondary School.
Kyle is a member of the ILA for the second year. His project for 2017 was “Heal the Hood”. “Heal the Hood” entailed five shows in the Lephalale area where 3 000 students from Grade 7–12 were reached. The purpose of “Heal the Hood” was to show the teenagers in Lephalale that being involved and motivated can bring changes in their lives.
The purpose of “Lephalale Teens got Talent” is to illustrate to the teenagers in Lephalale that they can start organising new activities within the areas where they live.

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