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GPS S33° 56' 54.1" E19° 49' 39.87"
To McGregor 0.02 km
Graeme Provost, a member of the McGregor community, helped create the Cape Town Chapter of EO (Entrepreneurs Organisation) www.eonetwork.org a network of entrepreneurs (SME sized businesses) in Cape Town which has 50 members.
It's part of a global network. At a conference in Stellenbosch where members from Jhb and CT gathered, he used the opportunity to touch the hearts of his fellow EOers to donate to a worthy cause...it only took 10mins. He emphasised that Awie Page of McGregor is an entrepreneur like them, the band provides the McGregor youth an alternative to drugs and Graeme wanted to create more of a link between EO and the band...
The donations to the "McGregor Music Training Centre" have uplifted the spirits of the community of McGregor.
Today Graeme handed over the 2 Sousaphones to Awie Page, the band champion and tireless organiser at a special ceremony at Green Gables, McGregor.
At EO Ignite in Stellenbosch this year, the band welcomed the EO delegates to the event around the pool. Graeme Prevost, the CT Chapter President, explained how this band was instrumental in helping a small community in the isolated village of McGregor overcome, in part, the scourge of drugs devastating the youth of McGregor. The band was formed with a specific purpose to give kids an alternative future, a life-long skill and a sense of belonging.
Awie Page, an entrepreneur in his own right (owns a bus and constructs
houses) has dedicated his time to managing the band and raising funds for instruments, uniforms and transporting the kids to musical events. Florenzo, the musical champion of the band, dedicates his life to teaching the band how to read and play music. The local school principal, Mr Kraukamp, allows the band to play in his school hall. Graeme became aware that the band was in need of 2 Sousaphones (R30,000) in order to give it balance and oomph.
The community of McGregor would like to thank the EO network for their generous contribution and for caring for their youth in this off-the-beaten-track village. This is a story that has a good feel about it; it's about self-empowerment and positive enrichment.
Please contact McGregor Tourism on info@ or 023 6251 954 for more information or if you would like to donate money or instruments to the band.