Plans are now firmly in place for us to launch a small business within the Borchards area. This business will be in the form of a small gym facility called ‘The Muscle Room’. The gym will mainly consist of free weights and will be something that our Sports Academy students can use in their free time but can also be used for a small fee by members of the local community. We hope it will be a platform where we can teach our students valuable business principles, and will also be a source of income for the ministry and part time staff that will assist in running the gym. We also plan to sell branded training tops and health shakes on the premises to boost the income and run strong man competitions where the local members can compete against each other in weight lifting/training exercises.
We have identified premises owned by Youth for Christ in the township of Borchards in George and plan to get started within the next 2 months. We will be negotiating to rent from them directly on flexible terms and have fundraising in place to purchase equipment on top of a generous sponsorship already from Old Mutual.
We believe there is a need for this type of facility in townships and our long term plan is to open several of these gyms in various areas as a way of generating income to run the ministry.
If you can help us in any way with this venture we would love to hear from you please contact Carel at firstname.lastname@example.org