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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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Testimonial from a Y-CAP Support Team member

Dear Amanda Blankfield-Koseff, I am writing this letter as a testimonial for the YCAP programme to explain my experience and how being a YCAP support team member helped me as an individual. The first time I heard about the YCAP programme was when my little sister (Dimpho Madileng) and her team at Minerva Secondary went…

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Y-CAP National Finalist Receives Microscope

Amazing things happen when you’re surrounded by active citizens! One of the National Finalists, Endakane High from KwaZulu Natal, presented their project at the National Championships on 23 July in Pretoria. The team’s project, which was about setting up a science lab at their school, impressed the videographer’s father, Malcolm Merson-Davies. Malcolm decided to donate…

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