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What is Y-CAP?

The Youth Citizens Action Programme evolved on the back of the annual “The Big Talk” youth dialogue events that Deutsche Bank Africa Foundation and Afrika Tikkun held in 2007 in Cape Town and 2008 in Johannesburg. During these events, Grade 10 learners were prompted to discuss the challenges they faced as youth in South Africa.…

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The Programme

What is the Youth Citizen Action Programme (Y-CAP)? The Youth Citizens Action Programme (Y-CAP) is a youth development programme that empowers, skills and motivates new generations of active citizens. The programme is powered by Empowervate Trust (NPO 132-121) and its funders (Deutsche Bank South Africa Foundation and DSV Mounties) and is implemented in collaboration with…

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Why We Do What We Do

South Africa’s population has a youth majority – people under the age of 35 make up about 78% of the total population. By motivating our youth to be active solution-seekers and implementers who have the courage, skills and knowledge to become contributing citizens of South Africa, we can change the nation. South Africa’s National Youth…

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YOU can make a difference. Empowervate relies on funding from individuals, foundations and corporates to operate. We need your support in order to empower and motivate hundreds more of South Africa’s youth to become active citizens and social entrepreneurs. Click here to make a donation: Powered by Payfast Our Empowervate page on Back a Buddy…

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Where We Operate

All nine provinces in South Africa have participated for the past three years, with a minimum of 360 schools per year. That totals over 1080 schools with 10 learners per group, directly impacting at least 10,800 learners across the country. Check out our gallery for photos. Y-CAP National Finalists from 2010 until now Y-CAP National…

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