I attended a very fun event with my mother and a few of her friends with their daughters which was a fundraiser for the SAHETI Debutante Ball 2017. Although it was very close to my university mid-year exams, it was an event I really wanted to support as I myself was a SAHETI deb a few years ago when I was in Grade 11.
The event was a Game Night, where one of the SAHETI girls’ father volunteered to put together a fun-filled evening as it is his profession. There were different rounds surrounding general knowledge in different topics and the people you were sitting with at your table were in assigned in the same group as you. My favourite category was the music category where you had the chance to hear a glimpse of a song and had to try identify which song it was – it was a lot harder than I thought but we had a good laugh. Besides the quiz, there were other activities which got people laughing. This included a game where you had to volunteer a person at your table to go on stage and do a silly impersonation of a specific person and the winner won a generous prize. There were also several raffles and prizes to be won and overall it was a very successful event. I’m glad I was able to go an support as a SAHETI alumni as well as a representative of NAHYSOSA as all proceeds collected during the Debutante journey goes towards charity and the upkeeping of the school.
At the Game Night I was also approached by one of the organisers. She asked me if I would attend one of the debs practices closer to the time of the ball in order to teach the girls how to walk elegantly on stage, how to be confident and how to speak in front of a large number of people. I was delighted and when I attended the practice a few weeks later I had a lot of fun with all the girls. I was grateful that I had the opportunity to contribute to their Debutante Ball and make the girls feel more confident and excited for the night overall.