National Champions Prove Environmental, Academic and Social Impact can be made by Primary and Secondary School Learners

29 July 2017. Garden Court South Beach, Durban. Over 270 people, including Provincial Winning teams from Primary and Secondary Schools in all 9 provinces and guests, attended the 8th Annual Youth Citizens Action Programme (Y-CAP) National Championship Showcase event. The weekend was jam packed. Starting on Friday afternoon with a values-based movie from Heartlines that… Continue Reading

Ministerial Outreach Programme: Drop all and read

On 10 December, the National Minister of the Department of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, launched the “Drop all and read” programme at Tsosoloso Ya Afrika Secondary School in Ebony Park, Gauteng. The aim of the event was to encourage parents, teachers, youth – the whole community – to work together to improve the dismal… Continue Reading

Monash South Africa’s MSALead Event

Left: The MSA Lead Fellows 2016 after their pitches Right: William S. Reese, President & CEO, International Youth Federation (Baltimore, USA) with Empowervate Trust CEO Amanda Blankfield-Koseff Empowervate Trust’s CEO, Mrs Amanda Blankfield-Koseff, was invited to be a panelist on the “Innovation in Education” discussion at the MSALead Event at the University in Ruimsig, Gauteng on… Continue Reading

My experience of being a Y-CAP Support Team member

We received the following message from a Y-CAP Support Team member based in Gauteng. Thank you Koketso for your commitment to empowering and motivating the next generation of active citizens with us! Dear Amanda I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for welcoming me to your team. I have learned a lot… Continue Reading

Kick Start events celebrate National Y-CAP Champions

KZN PRIMARY SCHOOL LEARNERS ACKNOWLEDGED FOR IMPROVING SAFETY AND HYGIENE AT SCHOOL Isibukosabasha Primary School from Hlathi Dam area outside of Dundee in KwaZulu Natal are the 2016 National Youth Citizens Actions Programme (Y-CAP) primary school champions for their innovative and wide-reaching health and safety project.This included making their school taxi transport safer, their kitchen more hygenic; and… Continue Reading

UNISA runs focus groups for M&E and Impact Analysis

UNISA’s Communication Science Department has partnered with Empowervate to measure The Youth Citizens Action Programme’s M&E and Impact Analysis since 2013. Usually pre- and post- Y-CAP surveys were the methodology of choice, but this year, focus groups were added to give depth to the data. There were two days of focus groups with learners and… Continue Reading

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