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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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5 Top Tips for Studying for Tests and Exams

By Amanda / May 26, 2014 / Comments Off on 5 Top Tips for Studying for Tests and Exams

As the end of term approaches, it’s time to turn our thoughts to revising for those all-important end-of term tests! Here are a few tried-and-tested study tips that will help you when preparing for tests or exams. 1. Make notes or flash cards Did you know that writing down information or definitions more than once…

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Ever wonder how YCAP came about?

By Amanda / May 15, 2014 / Comments Off on Ever wonder how YCAP came about?

Empowervate is a youth development NPO that works towards empowering and motivating young people to become contributing citizens of South Africa, able and willing to change the nation. Today we are a well-established organization. But how did it all start? Empowervate was born 7 years ago from an annual “The Big Talk” youth dialogue. The…

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Unisa’s Department of Communication Science wants to make a difference

By Webmaster / April 30, 2014 / Comments Off on Unisa’s Department of Communication Science wants to make a difference

The Youth Citizens Action Programme (YCAP) exists to empower learners throughout South Africa to become active citizens. They do this by inviting 40 schools in each province to participate in a national competition in which they are tasked with creating and implementing a social project of their choice to address problems in their school or…

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Planning your YCAP 2014 project? Start here!

By Webmaster / March 18, 2014 / Comments Off on Planning your YCAP 2014 project? Start here!

The first issue you will be faced with when starting your YCAP project is which topic to focus on. You may find that there are a number of issues within your school or community that you would like to help resolve, and you may feel overwhelmed at the prospect of such a big task. The…

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