YOUNG REPORTERS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT (YRE)

Equipping children to live sustainably in the future 

Giving young people a voice through writing, video and photography…

Young Reporters for the Environment Video

OVERVIEW

Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is a youth-led environmental journalism initiative that aims to enable our youth to take a stand for their local social and environmental issues through the media of writing, photography or video. It creates a productive space for our youth to reimagine and craft a sustainable and environmentally just future while developing skills to make a positive contribution to redress environmental injustices. YRE is a creative, participatory, multidisciplinary, nurturing, action and solution-oriented, and fun space for young like-minded individuals and groups.

 

The YRE programme uses a 4-Step methodological process to guide local campaigns and enhance skills in critical thinking, research and problem-solving. The programme uses the Sustainable Development Goals as International annual themes for young reporters to adopt and explore.

 

YRE is co-ordinated internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The programme is active in 35 countries around the world and implemented in South Africa by WESSA.

Contact Details

 

Cindy-Lee Cloete
WESSA International Schools Programme Manager
Cell 064 752 0598
Email cindy.cloete@wessa.co.za

 Registration Queries

 

Nonjabulo Dladla
Tel  031 201 3126
Email registrations@wessa.co.za

YOUR WESSA SCHOOL PROGRAMMES TEAM – CONTACT US.

NAME CELL EMAIL DESIGNATION
Cindy-Lee Cloete 064 752 0598 cindy.cloete@wessa.co.za Programmes Manager
Lameez Eksteen 072 639 7150 lameez.eksteen@wessa.co.za Project Manager
Nomfundo Ndlovu 072 741 8223 nomfundo.ndlovu@wessa.co.za Project Manager
Reatlegile Thabathi 011 462 5663 reatlegile.lekalakala@wessa.co.za Project Manager
Zwakele Ngwenya 063 693 8656. zwakele.ngwenya@wessa.co.za Project Co-ordinator