Posts by Amanda

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

YCAP Presented with Innovation Award

We are so excited that YCAP was awarded the Special Ministerial Award – a plaque, certificate and cheque for R30,000 at the Gala Awards Dinner at Serenegeti venue at Birchwood Conference Centre on Friday night 29 November 2019. YCAP is a programme powered by Empowervate Trust and run in collaboration with the Department of Basic…

Read More

Award Ceremonies for National Champions

In November 2019, the Primary School Beginner and Advanced Category winners received their prizes at prestigious award ceremonies. The aim of the ceremonies is to celebrate the achievements of the teams, showcase the school and Department of Education’s roles in the achievements, as well as profile the learners as role models, active citizens and values-driven…

Read More