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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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UNISA runs focus groups for M&E and Impact Analysis

By Amanda / December 14, 2016 / Comments Off on UNISA runs focus groups for M&E and Impact Analysis

UNISA’s Communication Science Department has partnered with Empowervate to measure The Youth Citizens Action Programme’s M&E and Impact Analysis since 2013. Usually pre- and post- Y-CAP surveys were the methodology of choice, but this year, focus groups were added to give depth to the data. There were two days of focus groups with learners and…

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Empowervate Wins ROCCI Award for Second Year

By Amanda / December 14, 2016 / Comments Off on Empowervate Wins ROCCI Award for Second Year

On Saturday 5 November 2016 the ROCCI FNB Business of the Year Awards took place at Silverstar Casino in Johannesburg. The Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce (ROCCI) and First National Bank have been hosting these awards for many years to celebrate the hard work, acievements abd innovation of local businesses. Empowervate Trust received a Gold recognition award in the Community Support category…

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Testimonial from a YCAP Support Team member

By Amanda / September 23, 2016 / Comments Off on Testimonial from a YCAP Support Team member

Dear Amanda Blankfield-Koseff, I am writing this letter as a testimonial for the YCAP programme to explain my experience and how being a YCAP support team member helped me as an individual. The first time I heard about the YCAP programme was when my little sister (Dimpho Madileng) and her team at Minerva Secondary went…

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Sixteen-year-old learner explains why active citizenship rocks!

By Amanda / September 9, 2016 / Comments Off on Sixteen-year-old learner explains why active citizenship rocks!

  We decided to publish a copy of the speech made by 16-year-old Maxcean Danster from Kalahari High School that she made on the day of the Youth Citizens Action Programme’s Northern Cape Provincial Showcase event on Youth Day, 16 June 2016. It is an honour for me to have the opportunity to speak to people who…

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