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A success story from the Eastern Cape

Olwen Carson, one of the three 2018 Change Agent for Sustainability Award Winners says: Our team (Solomon Mahlangu High, Kwanobuhle township, Eastern Cape) won the Youth Citizens Action Programme National Championships in 2015 – in our debut year. The topic was latecoming. The team then went on to present their project at the Uitenhage District’s…

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Ministerial Outreach Programme: Drop all and read

On 10 December, the National Minister of the Department of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, launched the “Drop all and read” programme at Tsosoloso Ya Afrika Secondary School in Ebony Park, Gauteng. The aim of the event was to encourage parents, teachers, youth – the whole community – to work together to improve the dismal…

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Innovation in Education: Monash South Africa’s MSALead Event

Left: The MSA Lead Fellows 2016 after their pitches Right: William S. Reese, President & CEO, International Youth Federation (Baltimore, USA) with Empowervate Trust CEO Amanda Blankfield-Koseff Empowervate Trust’s CEO, Mrs Amanda Blankfield-Koseff, was invited to be a panelist on the “Innovation in Education” discussion at the MSALead Event at the University in Ruimsig, Gauteng on…

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My experience of being a Y-CAP Support Team member

We received the following message from a Y-CAP Support Team member based in Gauteng. Thank you Koketso for your commitment to empowering and motivating the next generation of active citizens with us! Dear Amanda I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for welcoming me to your team. I have learned a lot…

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UNISA runs focus groups for M&E and Impact Analysis

UNISA’s Communication Science Department has partnered with Empowervate to measure The Youth Citizens Action Programme’s M&E and Impact Analysis since 2013. Usually pre- and post- Y-CAP surveys were the methodology of choice, but this year, focus groups were added to give depth to the data. There were two days of focus groups with learners and…

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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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