We encourage everyone to run a Citizens Action Programme no matter your age at this time of the Pandemic when coming together to be of service is even more urgent than usual.
Start your Active Citizenship journey now and let us know how you managed to do it – we want to share your stories of your challenges, successes, learnings, personal development and positivity that comes from making positive change for now during the Covid19 times as well as beyond.
We all have to find a new normal and you may come up with solutions that will assist us all! It’s up to each one of us. We look forward to seeing your stories on our Facebook page or via email. You can do them as videos or text with photos.
Here are the 12 Steps in a Y-CAP project which was filmed three years ago, so a few steps may have changed a bit since then but overall it is the same. This methodology has been tried, tested, augmented and revised over our 11 years. We have been running the programme as a National Schools Programme with Showcase rounds and District, Provincial and National competitions in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education and our funders, support team members, and sponsors over the years:
Step 1 – Forming a team
Step 2 – Roles and Responsibilities
Step 3 – Research – SWOT analysis, mapping and systemic stairway
Step 4 – Identifying the topic and describing it
Step 5 – Finding the target markets and brainstorming solutions
Step 6 – Action Plan, Budget and Fundraising
Step 7 – Managing the team and doing the actions
Step 8 – Evidence, Impact and Sustainability
Step 9 – Communication and Motivation
Step 10 – Personal and Team Development Analysis
Step 11 – Portfolio compilation
Step 12 – Oral presentation
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Here are some success stories to motivate you!
A Gauteng Primary School’s Education Project
A Northern Cape School’s Project on breaking the stigma and silence around rape in the community
An Eastern Cape School’s Project on overcoming latecoming, starting a food security programme and early bird club
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Best wishes to you all. Stay safe and healthy! We will overcome this together!