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BIG MARKET DAY IN JAMESTOWN - Eikestad Nuus

Written by  Samantha van den Berg

Manual Tackles EducationThe Stellenzicht Secondary School in Jamestown will be a hive of activity for young entrepreneurs when the bi-annual Rachel's Angels Market Day event is hosted there on Saturday 27 April.

The first event of its kind for the Jamestown community promises great entertainment and fun for the whole family.

The market day is the highlight of the annual calendar of the Media24 Rachel's Angels Empowerment Trust.

The trust, in partnership with the Stellenbosch University, runs a mentorship programme that teams grade 11 and 12 pupils from schools in the Western Cape with student-mentors from the university.

On the day of the market, pupils and mentors who have been hard at work to prepare and implement a business plan to develop their entrepreneurial skills, will put together stalls with something for everyone.

These include fresh fruit and vegetables, face painting for children, a variety of games and food stalls as well as handmade products.

"Everyone at Stellenzicht Secondary is very excited to host the Rachel's Angels Market Day, especially because it's a great way to get involved and give back to the community.

"There is definitely a hype of excitement at the school as the children gear themselves up to participate and exhibit," says Mr Lester Allies, the principal.

Local artists such as Blackkurrant, Jimmy Nevis, Tribal Echo, Mixed Mense (previously known as Black Noise), Limited Edition and more will share the stage to ensure ongoing music and entertainment for all.

Loads of lucky-draw prizes are up for grabs.

The entrance fee is R10 for adults and R5 for children between the ages of 6 and 12 years.

For further information call Lyndall Matroos on 0219142821.

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