CAFB supports the Helderberg Child Welfare branch. 

by CAFB in September 25th, 2018
CAFB supports the Helderberg Child Welfare branch.

How did CAFB show support to Helderberg Child Welfare?

On the 23rd of June 2018, Creative Angels Fashion Benefit hosted a workshop for beneficiaries at the Helderberg Child Welfare. The workshop was co-sponsored by Lights, Camera, Action owner Channa Geldenhuys, and Shireen Stanbull of Purple Scarlet Designs, who is also a registered member of the CAFB’s fashion business programme. The children of Helderberg Child Welfare got to learn how to model and act, for half a day, and spent another half day exploring fashion design as a possible career option.

After all the fun and learning, a delightful spread of authentic Thai snacks was served by Nonkhai Jai Yen Thai Foods. From start to finish, the day was a success, and more young minds were introduced to creative career opportunities.

CAFB teaches Helderberg Child Welfare to model and act.

Co-sponsor, Channa Geldenhuys of Lights, Camera, Action, brought along her video camera to create a fun-filled experience for the Helderberg Child Welfare beneficiaries. She taught the teenagers how to stand, walk and hold their facial expressions like professional models and actors do. After practicing their walks for a while, each student got to do a mock-up TV commercial, filmed by Channa, and see themselves on ‘TV’.

CAFB teaches Helderberg Child Welfare about fashion design.

Co-Sponsor, Shireen Stanbull of Purple Scarlet Designs, drew from almost 20 years of her industry experience to teach the students about fashion design. Shireen guided the Helderberg Child Welfare beneficiaries through the process of coming up with outfit ideas, plotting them out on paper, and how to use off-cuts to add the finishing touches onto their draft designs. At the end of the design session, each student entered their designs into a random draw for the chance to attend the CAFB 2018 Fashion Breakthroughs Fashion Show, and two winners were selected.

How did Helderberg Child Welfare rate their CAFB experience?

Mrs Elsie Smith, Social Auxiliary Worker, at the Helderberg Child Welfare, sent us a letter to thank us for the workshop. Here’s what she had to say:

“We as an organisation want to express our heartfelt gratitude to be chosen by you… The workshop proved to be a highlight to all the participants. We are looking forward to see the progress in the lives of the winners.”