Welcome to my blog for Mr South Africa 2012! I will be keeping you updated right here on all the exciting news and events during this amazing journey. Please feel free to join this site or for live updates connect with me on Facebook or Twitter by clicking the links below. Thank you for your interest in my campaign and your support is much appreciated!
Being selected as a Semi-Finalist is an absolute honour and an amazing opportunity to join forces with individuals and businesses and create partnerships with the goal of benefiting the community for the greater good.
As a semi-finalist I have been given the special task of raising funds in aid of this awesome charity organization - The Chrysalis Foundation.
What they do...
The Chrysalis Foundation offers a life skills course for girls from 14 to 18 who have been physically and mentally traumatised, and are vulnerable in their communities including those living in children's homes and places of safety. The purpose of the course is to uplift, educate and equip the girls to not only be in a position to cope with the crime perpetrated against them, but to also enable them to reach their full potential. The main focus of the lectures is to impart knowledge and life skills to the students, but vital therapeutic elements have been incorporated into the lecture modules to address the trauma and the psychological damage done to the girls. The results obtained to date have been phenomenal, and have been a life-changing experience for the 1200 girls involved. The course is managed by a group of volunteer-businesswomen, and the lecturers are acknowledged experts in their fields of endeavour. Each course is comprised of 16 lecture modules presented over 3 months, as well as skills-building group activities, educational and cultural excursions, and takes place under the guidance of psychologists and social workers. Once the students have successfully completed the course with both its practical and therapeutic benefits there are a series of on going skills-development courses and practical work experience opportunities available to them.
For more information about the Chrysalis Foundation please visit their website: http://www.chrysalisfoundation.co.za/
If you are interested in assisting me in support of The Chrysalis Foundation, by contribution or by joining me in a fund raising initiative please e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Friday, 9 March 2012
Thursday, 8 March 2012
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Many thanks once again to Riverside Lifestyle Resort & Southern Sun for sponsoring 3 luxurious weekend break-aways toward the Mr SA 2012 finals!!
The world class Amani African Spa located at the 5 star Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton contributed 7 luxurious treatments!!
These prizes are exquisite, thank you once again!!
Body Guru also sponsored 12 gym memberships as well as 12 supplement vouchers!!
Big thank you to Model Liquor Distributors for sponsoring 5 awesome hampers and 7 stylish ice buckets!!
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Applying my skills at the Shavathon at Mall@Reds in Centurion! Hosted by fellow finalist, Lourens Vd Merwe.
Very brave lady, Joy Davison.. Giving up a 30cm lock of hair, all for the greater cause!!
Shavathon at Hazeldean, hosted by Mr SA 2012 Finalist, Tertius van Heerden.