17 July 2017

South Africa: Western Cape Social Development Calls for Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards Nominations

press release

Last call for 2017 Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards nominations

This is the last week to submit applications for the 2017 Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards to be hosted by the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD).

The applications deadline is the 21 July 2017.

The Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards will be held on the 28 November 2017, and will recognize outstanding organisations and individuals who have contributed towards youth excellence and best practice in their fields.

The Department will award exceptional projects that solve public problems for youth development initiatives. Applications can be made in the following categories:

Creating Youth Leaders;

Building Education, Training and Skills Development Capacity;

Opening Economic Opportunities and Facilitating Entrepreneurship;

Creating spaces for Identity & Belonging;

Promoting Diversity & Inclusion;

Encouraging self-expression: Sports, Arts & Culture;

Best Practice in Afterschool Programmes.

We accept projects from government, civil society, private sector, universities and projects that have partnerships with government.

The Department has entered into a partnership with the Western Cape Community Chest, which will manage the process. Applicants can get the application form or more information by visiting our website, or by contacting Yumna Martin on 021 487 1500 or Chrischar Rock on 074 979 9850 or submissions@comchest.org.za.

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