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Chad makes it to PA!

Chad makes it to PA!

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Chad Baai took to the stage in FAME at the Masque Theatre, December 2017. FAME is the story of exceptionally talented youth at a performing arts school in New York. Singing in a musical for the first time, he completely wowed audiences with his innate talent, and sheer 'comfortable-ness' on stage.

Much like the character he played, Chad has no personal means for tertiary education, but the performance he gave showed that this is a talent that must be given a chance. Through board members of the Masque and the Waterfront Theatre School seeing his extraordinary natural talent, he has been granted a four year scholarship - worth almost a hundred thousand rand a year.

But here the story only just begins, students face a demanding curriculum - which will allow very little time for Chad to work, and there are some very important expenses he'll still need to cover. Specialised performance shoes and clothes, food, transport and admin fees all add up, and may still make his ability to thrive hang in the balance.

So we are reaching out to you. We're hoping to raise the funds to at least cover his first year of expenses. Chad is an incredibly talented individual, he made strong friends in the cast, some of whom have joined him at the Waterfront Theatre School - meaning art becomes reality. We wish them all well! Help us give Chad a very real shot at the future he was quite simply born to have.

*Funds raised here will be managed and distributed by Masque Theatre.

Donations

  • Sep 04, 2018 - R 310.00
  • "Congratulations on doing so well at school so far!" - ANonymous

  • Mar 06, 2018 - R 2 400.00
  • "You have a great natural talent. Don't give up on your dreams." - Mary Diane Nunnelee

  • Mar 03, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Go for it!!" - Karen

  • Mar 02, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "I wish that I could donate more. You are truly gifted!" - Anonymous

  • Mar 01, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Chad, you are a "real natural" and hopefully this small contribution will help you achieve your dream!" - Maaike Duk

  • Feb 27, 2018 - USD $ 18.22
  • "I saw you perform. You're top talent! All the best!" - Lunda W

  • Feb 25, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "We watched you in Fame and were totally blown away by your performance. We are so excited about your opportunity at the Waterfront Theatre School and wish you all the best." - Will & Briggie

  • Feb 25, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "With your talent, committment and dedication we KNOW you are going to make it big time, Chad. Congratulations!" - Yvonne and Nigel

  • Feb 21, 2018 - USD $ 44.88
  • "Good luck!" - Erica

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 6 325.40

Fundraising target

R 32 500.00
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Board members of the Masque and the Waterfront Theatre School saw Chad's extraordinary natural talent, and he has been granted a four year scholarship. Chad will need specialised performance shoes and clothes, food, transport and admin fees - let's help him thrive!