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EVENTS - 2014

Youth Summit 2014


Given the above mentioned challenges, the Department has made a call for partnership with communities to participate actively in water resource management. Thus the implementation of various public education programmes aimed at educating the young people and communities about integrated water resource management. The knowledge acquired will enable active participation of communities and youth. Thus the implementation of the school based education programme called 2020 Vision Programme. Through this programme we want to instil values of natural resource management and also to promote careers in the water sector in order to address the scarce skills challenge. Learners are the best educators and they are able to change the mindset of their families and entire community.

This programme exposes grade R-12 learners to be able to identify water problems in their communities and develop inventions to address them. Those inventions are presented during Youth Water Summit which is held annually during Youth Month. The Summit creates an opportunity for young people to share knowledge acquired during the implementation of 2020 vision programme, get to know each other, get exposed to water value chain through excursions – practical experience, engage with water experts through lectures and exhibitions to get better understanding of water related issues and create awareness about water sector careers.

The summit is targeting learners and educators coming from the different schools all around the country. These are the learners who were carefully guided by educators from the district, provincial and National level. A larger group of these are grade six learners who did well in the Baswa le Meetse Project in different art forms i.e. Music drama poetry praise singing and poster.


The 2014 Youth Summit will be held as follows:
Date: 29 June - 5 July 2014
Venue: Birchwood Hotel (TBC)

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