Soweto, Johannesburg – May 13, 2013 – Young children from the Othandweni Orphanage were treated to a fun afternoon of music with the Chevrolet Ute Force team, a community focused project aimed at helping children to grow through play and skills development.
The purpose of the gathering was to showcase the importance of music for children’s development and to provide media, bloggers and volunteers with an insight into what the Be Sharp Beetles music classes entail. The Chevrolet Ute Force team, as a sign of commitment to the children and the orphanage, will be providing music classes weekly for the remainder of 2013 with the support of the Soweto franchise of Be Sharp Beetles. The project started in March and will run until December 2013.
Here are some of the pictures taken at the home. For more information and Othandweni images like our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/chevroletsa or follow us on www.twitter.co.za/chevroletsa (Chevroletsa) for live tweets of the missions.
The UTE Force team has teamed up with The Smiling One Foundation in Cape Town to build a crèche for a disadvantaged community of Nyanga East in the Western Cape. The Ivy Nyovane Educare Centre will be handed over the the community on May 25, 2013.
The aim of the foundation is to unlock people’s potential by activating and implementing Circles of Change in South African disadvantaged communities such as prisons, townships and schools. This is done through a personal value-based leadership programme.
Under the stewardship of Karina Andersen, The Smiling One Foundation has helped a number of inmates gain access to education, children, youth and adults have also gained access through this foundation.
UTE Force is extremely thrilled to be partnering with this foundation in order to help the children of South Africa to learn, live and study in a beautiful environment.
The UTE Force team has teamed up with a group of riders who will be cycling from Johannesburg to Queenstown. The 1965 Ride is an initiative of the Class of ’65 old boys from Queen’s College in Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The 2013 Ride will take place from Wed 10 – Thurs 18 April.
Day 1: Heidelberg to Frankfort
Day 2: Frankfort to Bethlehem
Day 3: Bethlehem to Ficksburg
Day 4: Ficksburg to Ladybrand
Day 5: Ladybrand to Wepener
Day 6: Wepener to Zastron
Day 7: Zastron to Aliwal North
Day 8: Aliwal North to Penhoek Pass
Day 9: PenhoekPass to Queenstown
The Children of Othandweni Children’s Home were treated to a day of fun, music, learning and drumming by the UTE Forceteam recently. Here are some of the pictures from that days mission.
Kids from Othandweni and the the team enjoyed a drumming session courtesy of the Drum Cafe
Othandweni’s Computer room was also given a face lift.
The Chev Utility bakkie was there giving its outmost support
UTE Force volunteers braved the cold and came out in numbers to help out at Othandweni
Out UTE bakkies were so visible you couldn’t miss them.
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The UTE Force team was out in full force spreading music, fun and happiness while giving back to the kids of Othandweni Children’s home. This is what went down: