Youth Citizenship Action Programme’s record: 600 South African schools participate in 2017

Youth Citizenship Action Programme`s record: 600 South African schools participate in 2017.

July  2017 | Durban
Diverse projects, ranging from environmental to social drug awareness issues were presented by the nine Provincial school finalists competing in the national championship under the Youth Citizens Action Programme (Y-CAP), a Deutsche Bank Born To Be education project partner, on Saturday July 29, 2017 . The winners, Ladysmith’s Secondary School in Kwazulu Natal Province, impressed the judges with their innovative and original re-use, reduce and recycle waste project. The Grade 10 project leader, Naledi Mbatha stated: “We are very happy to be the champions. We hope this project can motivate other learners and neighbouring schools to want to be agents of change.” A record 600 hundred schools with over 5,000 learners participated in this year’s Y-CAP programme, demonstrating that SA’s youth are stepping up to actively lead the way in addressing the challenges in their schools and communities - a primary aim of the programme.

Mapula Kataka, from the Deutsche Bank South Africa Foundation commented: “ The programme always impresses me. At such young ages these teams are transforming their schools and their communities for the better. They are our future leaders and active citizens.” Deutsche Bank South Africa Foundation has been a partner of the YCAP programme, powered by Empowervate, since its inception in 2008. YCAP. The programme is one of many Deutsche’s high school education initiatives under its Born To Be youth engagement programme - working to make sure young people get an education that enables them to realise their full potential.


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