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Young people making change for orphans and vulnerable children

By Amanda / October 11, 2019 / Comments Off on Young people making change for orphans and vulnerable children

Empowervate is proud to be associated as an implemention partner of the Youth Citizens Action Programme (Y-CAP) for the third consecutive year at the Mae Jemison Science Reading Room in Mamelodi. The programme is run at one of the U.S. Embassy’s American Spaces – The Mae Jemison Science Reading Room at the University of Pretoria: Mamelodi campus. CAF…

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Children get their “wings”

By Amanda / September 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Children get their “wings”

300 children were flown in helicopters for the first time

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Celebrating Learners Making Positive Changes in their Schools and Communities

By Amanda / September 12, 2019 / Comments Off on Celebrating Learners Making Positive Changes in their Schools and Communities

On 16 August 2019, the winning teams of provincial primary and secondary school national finalists gathered at Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre in Benoni, Gauteng to showcase the sustainable impact they made on social, environmental, educational or economic challenges in their schools or communities nationally. This is the 10th Annual Youth Citizens Action Programme (YCAP)…

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Where are they now?

By Amanda / September 9, 2019 / Comments Off on Where are they now?

This Heritage month we are looking at how the Y-CAP Alumna from Solomon Mahlangu High, Eastern Cape have been doing…we want to get your updates too!

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Musical Variety Show in aid of Empowervate – 4 August 2019

By Amanda / July 8, 2019 / Comments Off on Musical Variety Show in aid of Empowervate – 4 August 2019

We had a wonderful Musical Variety Show in aid of Empowervate on Sunday 4 August in the afternoon at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton City. It was a variety concert with pop, Broadway, and easy listening jazz. We had Michael de Pinna (Best known for the Vodacom adverts – “Yebo…

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Y-CAP Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

By Amanda / July 4, 2019 / Comments Off on Y-CAP Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

On 19 March 2009, YCAP was born out of a youth dialogue programme running at Afrika Tikkun. Four years later, Amanda Blankfield-Koseff formed Empowervate Trust with Arshaad Moosa and Pamela Hendriks to house YCAP in its own NPO. We have compiled a booklet that celebrates 10 years of YCAP and we have a new logo…

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