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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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National Championships of the 2014 Youth Citizens Action Programme

By Amanda / July 1, 2014 / Comments Off on National Championships of the 2014 Youth Citizens Action Programme

Thousands of high schoolers change the nation The efforts of over 3600 grade 10 learners from and all nine provinces to improve their schools, their communities and their nation were celebrated at the Youth Citizens Actions Programme (YCAP) National Championships held on Saturday (28 June 2014) in Durban, KwaZulu Natal. “YCAP is an annual competition…

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Isolomzi learners address faction fighting in their community

By Amanda / June 4, 2014 / Comments Off on Isolomzi learners address faction fighting in their community

The issue of faction fighting has been addressed in the rural area of Centane in the Butterworth district of the Eastern Cape, thanks to a proactive group of eleven Grade 10 learners from Isolomzi Senior Secondary School. On Friday 30 May, Isolomzi Senior Secondary School was named as the Eastern Cape winner in the Youth…

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