Win for helping your community

2017-05-11 06:02
Bulelani Nameka is one young man who makes things happen in Khayelitsha.

Bulelani Nameka is one young man who makes things happen in Khayelitsha.

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Entries for the Young Community Shapers (YCS) 2017 competition opened on 6 April.

If you are between the ages of 16 – 26 years, and running a valid and well established community project that benefits and empowers the community, YCS would love to hear from you!

YCS wants to identify young community leaders and recognise them for the impact they have on those coming from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Their campaign has been running for 17 years.

Through the years they have been fortunate to meet amazing individuals and had a chance to see how communities are changed by youth.

If you are running a community project and would like to enter, you will need to fill in an entry form and write an essay (maximum 300 words) about your project.

The essay will need to explain what your project is about and what it is doing for the community. The more detailed your essay is, the better.

The winner of the Young Community Shapers competition will receive R60 000 towards their project to build and sustain their work.

The runner-up will receive R30 000, while each of the other finalists will receive R10 000.

YCS is busy sorting through the entries already received. Email your entries to If you need more info, go to their website,, or follow them on Facebook.

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