‘Corporate Challenge bigger, better’


Nthatuoa Koeshe

BLACK Mix Lesotho, the organisers of the annual Corporate Challenge have promised a bigger and better event this year.

The communications agency told the media this week that the seventh edition of the team-building event is being sponsored by Metropolitan and Vodacom Lesotho.

Other sponsors include KFC, Maseru Mall, Builders City, Jam Session Sound, EFS Construction, Lesana Financial Services, AVANI, Econo Foods, EGPAF Health Partner, Data Deal, MM Building, Storm Enterprises, Trussdata and Vitality Health Medical Services.

The Corporate Challenge is one of the biggest team-building events in the country. The event promotes a healthy lifestyle through fitness and friendly competitions.

The event will this year be hosted at Maseru Mall on 3 October for the second year running while entries are set to close on 13 September.

This event is designed to disrupt the daily mundane office routines, boost company staff morale and improve communication among employees.

Since its inception in 2013, the event has grown from 300 to almost 800 participants.

The participants come from more than 100 different corporates across Lesotho creating a networking opportunity for staff from different companies in a relaxed environment.

Vodacom’s Marketing and Brand Manager Mpho Brown said they were glad to extend their involvement in the Corporate Challenge by working together with Metropolitan to ensure that this year’s event succeeds.

“In the past years that we have participated, we have realised how important it is to foster healthy working relationships through the corporate challenge,” Brown said.

The chief executive officer of Black Mix Lesotho, Manisha Black said this year’s participants can expect new and improved games and challenges that will complement the main timed event.

She said spectators would have an opportunity to view participants go through some of the obstacles unlike in the past years when they only got to see the participants in the beginning and at the end of the challenge.

“The Corporate Challenge 2019 series has some exciting things in store such as the 90 obstacles which will include inflatable obstacles,” Manisha said.

She added that they have decided to limit entries to a maximum of 700 participants to ensure that the event grows in quality and not quality alone.

“This event has become one of the most powerful platforms in Lesotho to promote various organisations’ team spirit, culture and employee wellbeing,” Manisha said.

Manisha said this year’s event has created over 80 temporary jobs.

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