2017 Mi­nis­te­ri­al Youth Ex­cel­len­ce A­wards

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WE­STERN CA­PE As the Youth Month com­me­mo­ra­ti­ons are con­ti­nu­ed, the We­stern Ca­pe De­part­ment of So­ci­al De­ve­lop­ment (DSD) is of­fi­ci­al­ly o­pe­ning ap­pli­ca­ti­ons for the 2017 Mi­nis­te­ri­al Youth Ex­cel­len­ce A­wards.

It will be held on 28 No­vem­ber and will re­cog­ni­se 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. The ap­pli­ca­ti­ons de­ad­li­ne is the 21 Ju­ly. 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 sel­fex­pres­si­on: Sports, Arts & Cul­tu­re and Be­st Practi­ce in Af­terschool Pro­gram­mes.

Pro­jects from the go­vern­ment, ci­vil so­cie­ty, the pri­va­te sec­tor, u­ni­ver­si­ties and pro­jects which ha­ve part­ners­hips with go­vern­ment will be accep­ted. 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 the web­si­te at https://www.wes­ter­n­ca­pe.gov.za/ge­ne­ral­pu­bli­ca­ti­on/mi­nis­te­ri­al-youth-ex­cel­len­ce­a­wards-2017-0. Ap­pli­cants can al­so con­tact Yum­na Mar­tin on 021 487 1500 or sub­mis­si­ons@com­chest.org.za.

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