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

By Webmaster / April 1, 2015 / Comments Off on 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…

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YCAP celebrates 6th birthday

By Amanda / March 22, 2015 / Comments Off on YCAP celebrates 6th birthday

Thursday 19 March 2015. Woodmead, Johannesburg. The media launch and sixth birthday celebration of The Youth Citizens Action Programme (YCAP) took place today. The event was also where the announcement of the official collaboration between The Department of Basic Education and Empowervate, which powers YCAP, took place. A video showing the successes from the past…

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Deutsche Bank launches Born to Be Initiative

By Amanda / March 6, 2015 / Comments Off on Deutsche Bank launches Born to Be Initiative

In line with Deutsche Bank’s global corporate citizenship strategy, the Deutsche Bank South Africa Foundation (DBSAF) recently launched the “Born to Be” Programme – concentrating most resources in early and high school education interventions,predominantly in poor urban communities, to ultimately combat the cycle of poverty and youth unemployment. DBSAF was the founding partner of The Youth…

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Our founding partners, Deutsche Bank, and TsiBA are collaborating for Leading Sustainability in NPOs

By Amanda / March 5, 2015 / Comments Off on Our founding partners, Deutsche Bank, and TsiBA are collaborating for Leading Sustainability in NPOs

We are proud to announce that our founding partners, Deutsche Bank, and TsiBA are collaborating for Leading Sustainability in NPOs. This course is nine months long and Deutsche Bank is offering to subsidise 90% of the cost for the NPOs who are deserving and cannot afford to attend the course. Please submit your application by…

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National Champions from Northern Cape are S.T.A.R.s

By Amanda / November 18, 2014 / Comments Off on National Champions from Northern Cape are S.T.A.R.s

The Youth Citizens Action Programme (YCAP) is an annual competition through which learners from high schools across the country create projects aimed at addressing social, environmental or infrastructure issues which they have identified in their schools and communities. These issues range from drug abuse and teen pregnancy to food gardens and anti-litter campaigns.

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YCAP Kick Start Campaign being rolled out across SA

By Amanda / October 31, 2014 / Comments Off on YCAP Kick Start Campaign being rolled out across SA

Empowervate is excited to announce that one of our special donors, UTI SA, has decided to add to their contribution with the “Kick Start” campaign that aims to fulfill the wishes of the 2014 Provincial YCAP winners as well as their schools so that they can expand and grow their projects sustainably. Two schools have…

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