A dynamic group of grade 11 learners from Riebeek College Girls' High School, tucked away in the Eastern Cape town of Uitenhage have earned their spot as the first round of weekly winners of R5000 as part of the fourth season of News24 and Adcock Ingram OTC's Sponsors of Brave campaign. This time, calling on all South African residents to Be Brave, Mzansi and to do the Dance of Brave. The learners were encouraged to enter as the theme of Be Brave Mzansi speaks to their school mantra, Hope Floats. The learners were encouraged to share their positivity and school spirit. "We love the idea of rising above difficult times with hope and resilience." says educator and group coordinator Sandra Gerber.
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.
Riebeek College Girls’ High School principal, Mrs Kieran Stear shares her pride for the students who entered, "I am so pleased that we were selected as it fills us with optimism – we have so enjoyed watching the girls perform. That spirit is contagious and I think the Dance of the Brave initiative has lifted spirits and given us all renewed hope and positivity.”
The learners were told of their win the day at the valedictory service of the class of 2021. "We were uplifted by the news as we are glad that our girls have had an impact on others in encouraging bravery and we love sharing the spirit and joy that abounds at our school," adds Gerber. The funds will be used to upkeep the health and safety protocols needed to keep learners safe.
Nicole Capper, 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:
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Here are four ways to enter your Dance of Brave:
1) Simply Whatsapp your dance video to 0797419554. Add your details and contact number to the submission. This will automatically enter you into the competition
3) Complete the entry form below and stand a chance to win.
4) Tag @BrandStudio24 and use the #BeBraveMzansi with your Dance of Brave video on Tik-Tok or Instagram and stand a chance to win.
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Why Sponsors of Brave
To celebrate and commemorate just how far we have come as a country, we want you to get up and dance, as we rise together to beat this virus. Weekly cash prizes to the tune of R5,000, are up for grabs when you submit your dance video. Three 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. Find the dance tutorial and entry details at https://partners.24.com/BeBraveMzansi/index.html