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Grade 11 boys gain valuable information thanks to workshop

By Jesica Slabbert - May 11, 2018
Grade 11 boys gain valuable information thanks to workshop

Michelle Brown, of Brown's PR, along with the People Like Us (PLU) group and the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, partnered up to create an initiative that aims to benefit and help the Grade 11 boys of Nelson Mandela Bay realise their full potential with the #MentortheBoys workshop.

More than 100 male students attended the workshop, which was hosted in the Hellenic Hall in Parsons Hill in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.

Speakers in attendance covered a wide range of topics that would help the boys through everyday life situations, from financial planning to the do’s and don’ts of social media when it comes to finding employment.

The participating schools included:

  • Alexander Road High,
  • Andrew Rabie,
  • Booysens Park High,
  • Cillie High,
  • Douglas Mbopa High,
  • Imveli Cycling Academy,
  • Linkside High,
  • Otto du Plessis,
  • Ubuntu Education Fund and, and
  • Woolhope Senior Secondary

“The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is proud to have partnered with PLU in the Mentor a Boy Workshop. It is important that the business community becomes involved in the wellbeing and growth of our youth, especially that of boys,” said Prince Matonsi, Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber Operations Manager.

“With the country facing such high statistics in violence, we must not neglect the role the community and business plays in moulding these young men as they are the future of the country.”

As an unexpected bonus for the boys in attendance, Michelle Brown, from Brown’s PR and the organiser of the workshop, invited Blitzbok Cecil Afrika to meet and greet the students.

The event was a huge success, and Brown stated that it wouldn’t have been possible without the collaboration with PLU and the Business Chamber.