Posts by Amanda

Young Active Citizen Awards 2020

Media Release South African learners showcase their solutions on COVID-19 and societal issues 16 December 2020: Finalists from sixteen schools who come from eight provinces across South Africa presented their projects in the inaugural online Young Active Citizens Award 2020. “We’re all aware of the ways in which COVID-19 has turned life upside down, so…

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Opportunity: Program Manager

Opportunity: Program Manager (Freelance or Contract) About Empowervate Empowervate is a youth development NPO that was registered in 2013. The flagship programme it runs, The Youth Citizens Action Programme (Y-CAP), was born out of Afrika Tikkun, a well-established NGO, in 2009, initially as a youth dialogue. When the national youth programme, which works through the…

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South African children given a platform on COVID-19 and societal issues

South African learners are invited to share their ideas on how to get through the big issues of 2020 by entering the Young Active Citizen Award 2020. “We’re all aware of the ways in which COVID-19 has turned life upside down,” explains Amanda Blankfield-Koseff, Founder of youth development NPO Empowervate Trust. “And perhaps this is…

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How YCAP and other programmes interact to empower youth

Yanelisa Menzangabom, YCAP Support Team member in KwaZulu Natal was selected to attend an exchange programme in the USA based on the recommendation letter Empowervate wrote for him as he is a volunteer who understands YCAP so well. Yanelisa writes: This piece of writing seek to report on my participation in the Study of United…

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Five years since YCAP changed my life…

Beautiful recommendation from one of our alumna and Support Team members, Roger Mosweu from the Free State province. When special people touch our lives then suddenly we see how beautiful and wonderful our world can really be.They show us that our special hopes and dreams can take us far by helping us look inward and…

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