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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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All Possibilities Exist

By Amanda / September 6, 2016 / Comments Off on All Possibilities Exist

Just like a fingerprint, everyone is unique in their own special way. Everyone has something to contribute to this world. Why else would we be here? Why us? Even the smallest thing, like making another person smile, is adding light and good energy into the universe. Positively touching the life of another is a beautiful…

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LEARNERS SHOWCASED FOR TAKING ACTION TO ALLEVIATE SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ACADEMIC CHALLENGES

By Amanda / July 25, 2016 / Comments Off on LEARNERS SHOWCASED FOR TAKING ACTION TO ALLEVIATE SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ACADEMIC CHALLENGES

The Youth Citizens Actions Programme (Y-CAP) National Championships took place from 22-24 July with the main event being held on Saturday 23 July 2016 at Faircity Roodevallei Hotel in Pretoria East, Gauteng. The 160 people who attended the Nationals weekend were the provincial winning teams from the primary and secondary categories from each of the…

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UNISA: A wonderful partner

By Amanda / April 29, 2016 / Comments Off on UNISA: A wonderful partner

We received a lovely letter from our friends at UNISA recently. The partnership began in 2013 as a pro-bono research alliance between Empowervate and UNISA. The partnership has grown this year and UNISA will be analysis survey as well as focus group findings in order to show the impact of The Youth Citizens Action Programme…

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