Come next week Friday (March 24) all roads will lead to Ba Isago University Hall, Block 7 in Gaborone where Sky Girls BW is expected to host an event aptly dubbed SKYchella. SKY, which simply means ‘Sure Ka Yone’ and ‘Shapo Ka Yone’ comprise of SKY Girls – teenage girls who have defined the things they love (Sures) and the things they don’t want in their lives (Shapos).
The event is expected to start at 10am till 3pm and its free of charge for teenage girls only and will feature an array of local and international artists among them Busiswa, Han C, Samantha Mogwe, Katlego Ntirang, Strut N Heels, TNT Dance Crew and many more. The event will be hosted by Sadi Dikgaka and Kefus Leo.
SKY is a movement that encourages girls to stay true to themselves and helps them to express themselves through fashion, art, music, poetry and dance. There will be activities lined up throughout the day which will be free of charge and these include makeup tutorials, dance classes, selfie booth, DIY clothes stall, fashion swap stall and refreshments.
SKY Project coordinator Elle Brooks said, “We are very excited to be able to afford teenage girls an opportunity to have a SKY experience. Everything is free of charge, including transport from Rail Park Mall to the event. Girls should not worry about spending money at the event.”
As a way of enhancing the experience for the attendees, SKY will give 20 lucky teenage girls a VIP experience on the day. The lucky winners will have an all access VIP ticket giving them access to meet artists and get autographs. There are 20 golden VIP tickets, 10 have been hidden inside the latest issue of SKY Magazines which are being distributed right now while the rest will be given as prizes over radio.
Furthermore, Brooks said, “We look forward hosting the girls and I will like to assure parents that their kids will be safe, and the event will end during the day to give the girls time to get back home before dark.”
About SKY Girls BW
Since launching in February 2014, over 15,000 girls have taken the SKY pledge; a personal promise to stay true to themselves. Any teenage girl can take the pledge by sending an inbox message to skygirlsbw Facebook page. SKY girls express themselves through fashion, art, music, poetry, and dance and through how they live their lives. SKY provides the platforms to support the girls in following their dreams and ambitions.