Last weekend Eyethu Youth Initiatives hosted their annual Xmas Party and Competition. It’s a day where all their skaters got together, unified and filled with joy and excitement to celebrate their school year, their skills and each other. Around 50 kids joined from all areas of Hout Bay to participate in a skate demonstration by Ziyaad’s Skate School, and in the competition – Junior and Senior Divisions.
The City of Cape Town provided wonderful activities for the smaller kids around the park too!
Rotary was there to hand over the Rotary Most Caring Eyethu Skateboarder Towards their Peers Award to Jose du Plooy and The Rotary Most Community Spirited Award to Sikhanyise Nyingeni.
Rotary together with Eyethu awarded Ziyaad Davids from Ziyaads Skate School the “Service above Self Award” – which is the Rotary motto. Ziyaad’s contribution to skating in Hout Bay and surrounds has been instrumental in helping our youth learn and grow, both in skate skills and personal development. Ziyaad had a very successful career in tourism but during Covid-19 lost his job. He took a giant leap into the world of entrepreneurship and for the past year have been running his private skate lessons from various skate areas in Hout Bay which has enabled him to also give back to the community by running after school sessions for those who are not able to afford the lessons.