Trolley Race at Kolonnade Retail Park
Several teams battled it out in a trolley race held at Kolonnade Retail Park’s parking lot on the 18th of May. It was part of a project by the final year students of the Inscape Design college to raise funds to upgrade, revamp and assist two charities of their choice.
“The funds will be used to upgrade and “make-over” learning and play areas for children in the care of the Christian Social Council as well as Dynamic Women for Children,” said Biance Lance, Inscape’s marketing coordinator.
Four student and four corporate teams raced against each other in rounds of 10 minutes each. The team who could make the most rounds in 10 minutes were crowned the winners. The public was also invited to compete in teams.
The trolleys were sponsored by local businesses: Mr. Price Home, Sportsmans Warehouse and PicknPay Hyper.
Miss SA, Marilyn Ramos (an ex-student of Inscape), handed the trophies over to the winning teams.
The winning Teams:
Team Bazinga won the prize for the best dressed student team
Team South Africa Ice Hockey won the prize/trophy for most laps done (they are the actual team that represents South Africa in Ice Hockey)
A third year Inscape team won Best spirit team of the day
Pink ladybirds was the best dressed corporate team.
Team Strategic McCain won best spirit
The Inscape project
“Our final year Graphic and Interior Design students have a subject called LP (Leadership Program), whereby they were given a task of selecting two charities and finding out how they could assist them within their field,” Lance, The two charities they decided to support are: Dynamic Woman for Children and Christian Social Council located in Roodeplaat.
“This is not only a social development and outreach project, but the students will also be graded on their performance,” explained Lance.
The students to-do list is to stock the Kameeldrift Early Learning Centre (Christian Social Council) with educational goods, tables and chairs. For the Quest Kickboxing Development Academy (also in Kameeldrift) they need to create “a cosy nook complete with an entertainment area for a group of underprivileged kickboxers.”
For Dynamic Women for Children, the students need to design, paint, decorate and furnish a study for three Grade 10 learners who are doing the Future home-schooling program this year.
The two charities
Beánca du Toit, community developer of the Christian Social Council, was the representative of the day. They have two projects of which the Inscape students will be helping them with:
“The Kameeldrift Early Learning Centre cares for 100 pre-school children. The CSC supports the centre with food, getting their vegetable garden up and by paying two of the teachers’ stipends monthly.
The Quest Kickboxing Development Academy is a way/tool to teach children essential life skills through kickboxing. Children participate in events and have the opportunity to participate on national and international level. The academy currently has 30 students.”
Marleen van der Walt was the representative of Dynamic Women for Children. “We go to white informal settlements in Kameeldrift and support the children. We have an after school centre with 35 children: the ages ranges from 11 months to 16 years. We pick them up from school, give them food twice a day and help them with their homework. At 6 (pm) we take them home.”
Why a trolley race?
“A Trolley race is a fun and engaging way to raise funds and is used nationwide by most universities as a team building activity amongst theirvarious residences and also as a means to raise funds for charities,” said Lance.
According to Ina Kotze, the marketing manager of Kolonnade Retail Park (KRP) [we have] “allowed Target life students in the past to have their team bulding trolley races at the mall. When this joint venture came along and KRP had to be involved in some way, this idea was adopted.”
The trolley race/day were made possible by the Inscape Design College and The Fortunate Foundation.
The Fortunate Foundation (Section 21 not for profit company) is a network that connects charities to businesses and the public.
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