What we do
We support other organisations by volunteering with them and encourage others to join us and do the same.
We target a specific need and initiate collection drives to gather unwanted items and share them with others.
We form partnerships with others to assist them in fulfilling a need they have identified within their organisation.
We create awareness of the incredible work that individuals and organisations are doing within our community.
Keen humbly began back in 2013. After a year of organising birthday parties at a children’s home, The Keen Movement was registered later in 2014. Along with the overwhelming support from the community, we soon found ourselves hosting a variety of events on a monthly basis. These events allowed us to nurture relationships through activities such as arts and crafts, reading, gardening, watching movies, playing games and sports. Many brainstorm sessions and treasured memories later, we have shifted our focus to encouraging a keen culture within South Africa. We now aim to continuously support, build relationships and partner with existing organisations..
We are keen
From our Blog
Name: Jade Dowrie Your Occupation: Digital Designer Describe your average day: I don’t think I have enough of a routine, but if I get it right, I’ll start my day off with some yoga. My work day would begin at 8 and for the most part this involves being stuck behind a computer screen. I[…]
Your Occupation:Utility Cost Analyst Describe your average day: My average day begins with my alarm. Then the snooze button. We are argue a few times until either my alarm wins or I ignore it and suffer the consequences. It’s then the normal morning ablutions before going to work. At work, my day consists of spreadsheets[…]
Your Occupation:Research Scientist Describe your average day: An average day for me starts with a breakfast-on-the-go smoothie. I usually arrive at work by 08:30 at which point I enter the laboratory and begin the daily start-up procedures. I then meet with my students and advise them on the tasks scheduled for that day. Mid-morning is[…]
Happy Volunteer Recognition Day you Keengs and Kweens! Winter is Coming… Don’t worry there are no Game Of Thrones spoilers here, but today happens to be Volunteer Recognition Day. To show our appreciation, we would like to dedicate this post to you. Yes YOU! Thank YOU for sacrificing your time, resources and energy to give[…]
We invite you to come and help us clean our beaches. The Keen Movement is joining the CLEAN C organisation, giving up just 90 minutes of our morning we are keen to fill up as much bags as possible. The Beach Clean ups are for everyone and is an amazing opportunity to raise awareness and learn[…]
We have reached the end of a wonderful month, full of love and appreciation for the Women in our lives, as well as all the Women who contribute daily to make our lives better…..there is a saying that goes: Eleanor Roosevelt, “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong[…]
As summer draws to a close and the weather starts to get cooler, now would be a good time to grab some friends together and help keep our beaches clean. We don’t use them only in summer but all year round and it is no fun going to a dirty beach. Every 1st Saturday of[…]
Cape town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world especially for it’s awesome scenery. We need protect this for future generations, today we helped clean up the trail up Lions Head organised by an awesome organisation called Love our Trails. Many people gathered early this morning excited to be part of the[…]
A rainy Sunday afternoon turned out to be rather warm… I heard my friends were going to volunteer at a Children’s Home, when I enquired further the question was asked, “Are You Keen on joining?”. Always keen on lending a helping hand where needed as I personally feel time is more precious than money, I[…]
The weeks of planning, organising, gathering funds, selling tickets and late nights all culminated in our very own first Keen Country Fair. My favourite thing about the fair must have been the various sources of live entertainment, the candy stall, the games and the kids’ excitement, wait… I think that means I pretty much loved[…]
From the 30th September to the 2nd of October The Keen Movement together with some grade 9 Groote Schuur High School students went green. As we become more aware of the value of our environment we realise the importance of looking after it and making sure it is sustainable for the future. Since one of[…]
Jade Dowrie is our Chairperson aka Miss President and our boss lady. When she is not sitting on chairs, as implied in her title, she is pretty much involved in every aspect behind the scenes and the every-day running of The Keen Movement. So let’s meet this wonderful and weird person 🙂 Before we get[…]
Nelson Mandela once said “A nation should not be judged on how it treats its highest citizens, but rather how it treats its lowest citizens.” I think that rings with so much truth because those in the lowest positions are those that are not able to give us anything material in return. Despite this, once[…]
The Keen Movement wanted to partake in a child- driven project and therefore decided to run a Toy Drive. This drive lasted for the duration of two months, from the beginning of April until the end of May, with the objective of using a toy to bring joy to a kid’s life. Setting a steep[…]
Think back to your childhood birthday parties. Think back to the cake, the party games, the decorations and the way it made you feel. You felt special didn’t you? Well these things and memories that we so often take for granted are not things that we are entitled to. Not every child can look back[…]
So it rained on Saturday the 10th of May, but this did not stop our Soccer day from happening because what’s a little rain anyway? Having our morning and spirits slightly dampened by the rain, we began the event as planned, but we soon found that the boys’ enthusiasm was more than enough to warm[…]
Picasso once said “The important thing is to create”. We may not all consider ourselves artistic, or creative, but that is not the point, the important thing is to create. Two Saturdays ago, on the 22 March 2014, we took on the challenge and opportunity to teach the importance of creation, through hosting our first[…]
The Newly named Keen Movement held a Christmas party at St Francis Boys Home on Saturday. It was a fun filled two part day. The first part of the day was in the form of Christmas themed group games. These included Pin the Nose on Rudolph, Santa Bag Race and Santa Outfit Relay Race .[…]