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What is YCAP?

What is YCAP?

The Youth Citizens Action Programme evolved on the back of the annual “The Big Talk” youth dialogue events that Deutsche Bank Africa Foundation and Afrika Tikkun held in 2007 in Cape Town and 2008 in Johannesburg. During these events, Grade 10 learners were prompted to discuss the challenges they faced as youth in South Africa….

Entering Y-CAP, the Change Agent Award and Joining the Support Team

Entering Y-CAP, the Change Agent Award and Joining the Support Team

Entries open 15 August 2016 to 28 February 2017 for Y-CAP 2017! Entries are open from 15 August 2016 to 28 February 2017 District eliminations are in April Provincial events are in May Nationals are at the end of July Download the PDF version of the Application form here: Application Form YCAP 2017   Enter the Change…

The Programme

The Programme

The Youth Citizens Action Programme will expand as Empowervate grows, but for the past four years, it has been a schools programme for Grade 10 learners exclusively. A minimum of 10 schools per district, and a minimum of 4 districts per province are invited to participate in YCAP in all 9 provinces. There can be…

Why We Do What We Do

Why We Do What We Do

South Africa’s population has a youth majority – people under the age of 35 make up about 78% of the total population. By motivating our youth to be active solution-seekers and implementers who have the courage, skills and knowledge to become contributing citizens of South Africa, we can change the nation. South Africa’s National Youth…

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