Posts by Webmaster

Food Security Projects Win at 9th Annual Youth Citizens Action Programme

The overall winners at the ninth annual Youth Citizens Actions Programme (Y-CAP) National Championships held in Hoedspruit on Saturday, 28 July 2018 were Gauteng’s De Deur Primary School and the Eastern Cape’s Solomon Mahlangu High, which both focused on food security projects. The event forms part of an initiative by Empowervate Trust – in collaboration…

Read More

Empowervate becomes one of the pioneering NPOs on the new Ripple Crowdfunding Platform

What is Ripple Crowdfunding?   Combining Crowdfunding and Crowdsourced Resources – Ripple stands alone in the African continent by coupling the power of crowdfunding with crowdsourced resources. Hence, creating a single campaign in which activists build collaborative change and awareness around their causes and movements, and provide their local & international supporters with 3 distinct channels…

Read More

Unisa’s Department of Communication Science wants to make a difference

The Youth Citizens Action Programme (YCAP) exists to empower learners throughout South Africa to become active citizens. They do this by inviting 40 schools in each province to participate in a national competition in which they are tasked with creating and implementing a social project of their choice to address problems in their school or…

Read More

Planning your Y-CAP 2014 project? Start here!

The first issue you will be faced with when starting your YCAP project is which topic to focus on. You may find that there are a number of issues within your school or community that you would like to help resolve, and you may feel overwhelmed at the prospect of such a big task. The…

Read More

Happy New Year 2014

The new year is upon us. We hope you had a relaxing, fun and safe holiday and that you’re ready to face 2014 head-on! What plans or goals have you made for 2014? When I was at school, we learned to make our goal SMART: Simple – Break up a big goal into “bite-sized-pieces”. For…

Read More

Paying Tribute to Tata Madiba

As South Africa and the world mourn the passing of our great leader, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who achieved so much in his 95 years, we recognise that he was a great example of an “active citizen”. The Youth Citizens Action Programme encourages learners to take control of social issues they face in their schools and…

Read More