The winner of the ninth weekly cash prize of R5000 is the Exposure Youth Club located in Paarl, Western Cape. The club offers an after-school Arts programme to the kids in Paarl that aims to keep kids off the streets through sessions that engage them in dancing, drama, singing, poetry, and filmmaking. The club is committed to keeping young minds occupied with positive things.
Their team felt inspired and moved by the heart-warming entries and videos they had seen from the campaign on the Be, Brave Mzansi site and TV commercials. “What motivated us to enter the BBM dance challenge was seeing the advert on tv and how it represented people standing and working together to inspire one another no matter race or gender,” says Elviza May the founder and coach over at Exposure Youth Club. The song, he adds, also played a big part in motivating them as the lyrics are beautiful and inspiring to listen to.
The weekly prize money will go directly to the kids in the youth club’s care this Christmas to help them with back-to-school preparation. “I want to donate the prize money to the kids in the youth club because, personally, I know it would be much appreciated. Knowing school is around the corner of next year, school supplies or uniforms are expensive, so contributing it towards that would be great,” Elviza explains.
This season of Sponsors of Brave is calling on all South African residents to Be Brave, Mzansi and to do the Dance of Brave. To celebrate and commemorate just how far we have come as a country, the Be Brave Mzansi campaign is asking everyone to get up and dance, as we rise together to beat the virus. Those who submit a video to enter stand a chance to win a weekly cash prize to the tune of R5,000. Three video entries will be selected as overall winners: one by a nationwide public vote who will win R20,000 and two chosen by the panel of judges and The Ndlovu Youth Choir who will win R10,000 each – one for the best individual or family and one for the best school or organisation.
Nicole Austin, Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave ambassador encourages everyone to get involved, “Our country has weathered so many storms, and we continue to rise, mostly because of our spirit of gratitude. We express this in many ways, but there is no more impactful way to show our courageous South African spirit than through song and dance. It unites us, it fuels us, and it is central to this brand new season of Sponsors of Brave – Be Brave, Mzansi. So get up, be brave, and move, Mzansi!”
Take inspiration from the internationally acclaimed Ndlovu Youth Choir from the hills of Limpopo and local celebrities such as Lira and Siv Ngesi as they challenge you to learn the Dance of Brave and share in the joy across South Africa.
Find the dance tutorial and entry details below: