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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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Empowervate’s CEO on Cliff Central

By Amanda / April 15, 2016 / Comments Off on Empowervate’s CEO on Cliff Central

Empowervate Trust’s CEO, Amanda Blankfield-Koseff, was featured on Laws of Life with Garry Hertzberg on Cliff Central.com with a learner Katlego from Meadowlands in Soweto. Katlego used the Y-CAP methodology to create awareness about the dangers of sugar daddies in her school and community. This specific show was focused on the issue of street children since it was…

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Endorsement letter from Deputy Minister of Education

By Amanda / February 22, 2016 / Comments Off on Endorsement letter from Deputy Minister of Education

Empowervate asked the Deputy Minister of Education for the honour of being a Patron. Read his letter below, which recognises the work of Empowervate and the Youth Citizens Action Programme: Read the letter here: Deputy Minister of Education Endorsement Letter Jan 2016 Deputy Education Minister Mr Enver Surty with Dr Shermain Mannah,Director: Social Cohesion and Gender…

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