First youth expo for Rehoboth in December

23 Nov 2016 13:10pm
REHOBOTH, 23 NOV (NAMPA) - Rehoboth’s first-ever youth expo will take place at the sports grounds of the Dr Lemmer High School on 03 December.
The one-day event, organised by the Ikazi Vibe Youth Organisation, aims to promote locally manufactured products and give young and upcoming entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their products.
The expo will be held under the theme ‘Local prosperity through youth empowerment’.
Speaking to Nampa on Tuesday, the organisation’s chairperson Marc-Alex Swartz said young people should support the government in driving the country’s economy in the right direction.
“Our mission is to create sustainable wealth for the youth of Rehoboth through hard work, commitment, entrepreneurship and discipline. We want to support the Harambee Prosperity Plan by being able to sustain ourselves and through that, boosting the economy of the country,” he said.
A variety of products will be on show during the expo, ranging from pottery to local clothing lines, carpentry products, needlework and traditional food.
“The expo is open to everybody to showcase their products and attend regardless of political affiliation, race or culture. We have jumping castles and slippery slides so children can also enjoy the event,” Swartz said.
Festivities will end with a beauty pageant, with local artists set to perform during the pageant.
Swartz urged local business owners to support the initiative.
The Ikazi Vibe Youth Organisation is a non-profit group established in February this year with community upliftment as its main focus. Members mainly work with youth in conflict with the law, empowering them through life skills programmes. The organisation operates on donations from community members and contributions from the group members. The group, amongst others, clean the two old-age homes in the town every month and feeding the elderly people who live in the homes.