Youth – apply NOW for lifetime opportunity

The West Coast District Municipality (WCDM) in partnership with KIEZ in Germany is creating opportunities for youth to exchange knowledge and experiences with the objective of capacitating them to become the leaders of tomorrow.
During August 2020 selected youth from the West Coast region will visit Germany as part of the exchange programme.

“The objective of the camp is to encourage tolerance between cultures, develop leadership, broaden learners’ vision and expand learners’ feeling of responsibility for the immediate environment to the rest of the world. Learners will also be granted an opportunity to spend a weekend with a German family,” a statement by the West Coast District Municipality reads.
The requirements which applicants must meet, are the following:
– Must be between 14 (at time of application) and 17 (at time of departure) years of age
– Must be in grades 8 to 11
– Must reside within the boundaries of the West Coast (proof of address must be submitted)
– Must attend school in the West Coast District
– Both parents should give consent to attending the camp
– Must have demonstrated leadership qualities
– The following documents or proof of application to obtain the following documents must be submitted within two (2) weeks after selection took place: valid passport, unabridged birth certificate, unabridged marriage certificate of parents.

Application forms are obtainable from the office of the West Coast District Municipality, 58 Long Street, Moorreesburg, and on the website of the Municipality at .
Closing Date for applications is 3 March 2020.

The application must by accompanied by a school endorsement letter too.
Applicants who meet the criteria must attend a pre-camp
at Ganzekraal Holiday Resort (own transport to and from Ganzekraal Holiday Resort) scheduled to take place 22 – 23 March 2020 and will form
the basis on which the selection of the successful candidates will be made.
Enquiries in this regard may be directed to Melonice Blanckenberg at 022 433 8400 or 084 241 2955 during office hours.

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