My Why with Jade Dowrie

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[…]

My Why with Keabetswe Mokitle

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[…]

Keen Country Fair!

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[…]

Keen going Green!

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[…]

Meet our Chairperson

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[…]

Our 67 minutes

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[…]

Party time

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[…]

ART DAY 2014

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[…]

Douglas Murray Home for the Aged

The Keen Movement was doing extremely well and was willing to broaden their focus on other possible causes in need. A group member, Regan Smith, suggested assisting at Douglas Murray Home for the Aged in Retreat, Cape Town. She mentioned that money was not a need but rather spending time with the elderly would be[…]

The Beginning

Before we changed our name to The Keen Movement, we were known as Caterpillar Care Club (CCC) and this is how we started: CCC was founded by Jade Dowrie, an animation designer. Jade accidently came across St Francis Boys Home in Athlone during 2010, to drop off old clothes. Her and her family randomly went[…]