The Atvance Academy in Mitchells Plain hosted their Leap Year Bash on Friday at the Portlands Indoor Centre.
The event was in aid of raising funds for their first graduation ceremony since they opened in 2019.
The college raises its own funds to provide free education to students.
Administrator Robertha Le Roux said: “Atvance Academy is a community-based college for unemployed youth between the ages of 18 and 27, all courses are offered for free, to make the youth employable.
“Our funding for the students is financed through various businesses throughout South Africa.”
Get It Entertainment DJs Fallo, Spencer, Schuur and Clayton kept the beats going to maak die jol vol.
MAAK’IE JOL VOL: DJ Fallo was on DJ deck duty. Picture: Jack Lestrade.
Thurston Botha, a student at Atvance Academy, won R200 in the exciting dance-off competition.
“I love dancing and it was lekker to get to spend time partying with my classmates outside of normal class,” he says.
“I didn’t really dance to win but to enjoy myself and because everyone likes the way I dance.”
REACHED THEIR GOAL: Administrator Robertha and Claude Le Roux at the Mitchells Plain venue. Picture: Jack Lestrade.
Robertha says the college reached their goal with this fundraiser:
“Atvance Academy appreciates the support of the community and students as this event has been successful, in such a way that we can now confirm our Women Empowerment camp and start graduation planning for our students,” she says.
“Mitchells Plain people’s support is lekker, thank you for helping us empower our youth.”