According to the school, Y-CAP is a programme initiated by the department of Education and EmpowerVate Trust, which is a Non-profit, Public, Benefit Organization that aims to empower and motivate new gene-rations of active citizens with positive values.
School Principal, Charlotte Melela said Y-Cap tries to involve the learners, educators, as well as the community as a whole. The project is run by the learners themselves, accompanied by their facilitators, with the school support.
Principal Melela said they are proud as the Y-CAP team and the school to announce that we will be proceeding to the national eliminations, after winning the provincial round.
“Our school participated last year with the topic of ‘Littering, driving the message that cleanliness is next to Godliness’, where we miraculously obtained third place at the district level, as well as provincial level.
“Our topic for this year is ‘Violence amongst our learners, the Lack of Parental Support in the learner’s school work’, resulting in these lear-ners performing poorly academically, and also being absent with no report at school,” she said.
The principal said they have realized that their school is not the only one experiencing these issues; therefore, they have decided that they need to involve more stakeholders, such as involving other schools as well as spread the information to their community.
She added by saying as the Y-Cap team, their goal is to instill a violent free environment to the people in their communities.
“This is because in order to build a better nation, we need everyone’s support and everyone to be involved.
“We would like to plead with more stakeholders to assist the team with funding as well.
“The project needs sponsors to support us in growing and sustaining our project.
“Any assistance will be highly appreciated,” she concluded.