2017 Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.