Show your support for the MES Kids Festival | Best Of Ekurhuleni
Show your support for the MES Kids Festival

The event forms a key part of the organisation’s annual fundraising initiatives for the East Rand branch, situated in Kempton Park.

MES (Mould Empower Serve), a national NPO (not-for-profit organisation), will hold their annual Kids Festival on August 26, 2017, at the Dries Niemandt Stadium in Kempton Park.

This event forms a key part of the organisation’s annual fundraising initiatives for the East Rand branch, situated in Kempton Park.

The event will include various artists performing on the day, rides and entertainment for the children, flea market and food stalls.

According to the branch manager, Duane Edwards, the inner-city faces challenges with unemployment, hunger, homelessness, drugs and uneducated children, on a daily basis. Over the years, MES has established well-structured programmes to help address these issues. However, sustainable funds are necessary to continue with the various community development programmes.

“We therefore want to invite each and everyone in the community to join us in August. Your support will assist us to bring hope to the homeless, unemployed and underprivileged,” says Duane.

An important part of the festival’s programme is the popular Baby and Toddler competition. Parents can already enter their children into one of the following three categories: 0-6 months, 6-12 months and 3-6 years. The entry fee is R45.

The winners of each category will be announced at the Kids Festival.

Photos will be taken prior to the festival at various pre-schools or an appointment can be made directly with Mike McLaughlin from Photomac Photography: 071 686 2168 or [email protected] or visit

An A5 size photo is included in the entry fee and five photos, randomly chosen, will be published in the local newspaper on a regular basis, between June and August.

The organisation has also recently launched a singing competition. The competition presents the ideal opportunity for individuals, 16 years and older, who would like to showcase their singing talent.

The next audition night will be held on August 7 and the semi-finals will take place on August 14. The finals will be held at the Kids Festival on August 26.

There are some exciting prizes up for grabs in the final round. First prize: R3000; second prize: R2000 and third prize: R1000.

For more information about the singing competition and to receive an entry form, please email: [email protected] or phone 011 024 4580. The entry fee is R50.

For enquiries about available flea market stalls or exhibition space for businesses, please contact Duane Edwards on 082 348 8639 or [email protected]

Organisations are welcome to support MES with general donations towards the event’s expenses. Various marketing opportunities exist and 18 A certificates and B-BBEE documentation can be provided. For more information, please contact Aloma Swanepoel at 082 652 3398 or [email protected]

“Over the next few months we will regularly communicate with the East Rand community about the planned activities for the day. We are really looking forward to a fun-filled programme in support of change in the heart of the city, ensuring people live independent sustainable and meaningful lives,” concluded Duane.

For more information about the Kids Festival and MES, visit

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