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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….

Enter Y-CAP

Enter Y-CAP

Entries open 1 August 2017 to 1 March 2018 for Y-CAP 2018! District eliminations are in April Provincial events are in May Nationals are at the end of July Please send the application form to us and your Department of Education District Official Once we receive your application form, you will receive the 2017 Toolkit magazine…

The Programme

The Programme

What is the Youth Citizen Action Programme (Y-CAP)? The Youth Citizens Action Programme (Y-CAP) is a youth development programme that empowers, skills and motivates new generations of active citizens. The programme is powered by Empowervate Trust (NPO 132-121) and its funders (Deutsche Bank South Africa Foundation and DSV Mounties) and is implemented in collaboration with…

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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