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Empowered Youth to Present their Impactful Projects at National Showcase Event

By Amanda / July 25, 2018 / Comments Off on Empowered Youth to Present their Impactful Projects at National Showcase Event

Finalists in the annual Youth Citizens Actions Programme (Y-CAP) will showcase their impactful projects at the National Championships to be held in Hoedspruit on Saturday, 28 July 2018. Now in its ninth year, the event forms part of an initiative by Empowervate Trust – in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education – to provide…

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National Champions Prove Environmental, Academic and Social Impact can be Made

By Amanda / August 22, 2017 / Comments Off on National Champions Prove Environmental, Academic and Social Impact can be Made

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…

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Ministerial Outreach Programme: Drop all and read

By Amanda / December 14, 2016 / Comments Off on 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…

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Innovation in Education: Monash South Africa’s MSALead Event

By Amanda / December 14, 2016 / Comments Off on Innovation in Education: 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…

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My experience of being a Y-CAP Support Team member

By Amanda / December 14, 2016 / Comments Off on 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…

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Kick Start events celebrate National Y-CAP Champions

By Amanda / December 14, 2016 / Comments Off on 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…

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