WESSA
YRE

YOUNG
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ENVIRONMENT

WESSA YRE | YOUNG REPORTERS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is a youth-led social and environmental journalism initiative which supports our youth to take a stand for their local surroundings by highlighting injustices, issues and best practices through the mediums of writing, photography and videos.

YRE is an international education for sustainable development programme implemented in 34 countries across the world to create a global network of passionate young people changing the status quo through engaging and creative socio-ecological journalism. Starting with young people wanting to fully understand the issue of ozone depletion to report it to widest possible audience in real time, YRE was officially launched as an education programme by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE – www.fee.global) in 1994. South Africa, represented by WESSA (wessa.org.za) as the endorsed YRE National Operator, joined the global network as the third African country after Ghana and Morocco.  WESSA YRE engages with youth between the ages of 11 – 25 to develop their skills and knowledge about issues that directly affect their community and enhance critical thinking, leadership, communication, social responsibility, data analysis and teamwork skills.

WESSA YRE 2020 National Competition

OUR COMMUNITY

The famous quote says: ‘two heads are better than one’, indicating that it is more likely that two people working together will solve a problem compared to one person working alone. For this reason, WESSA YRE cultivates a culture of inclusivity, teamwork and purpose.

YRE PARTICIPANTS

WESSA YRE is perfectly suited for high school learners and university students across South Africa who want to be part of the change they envision. Learn More about our current YRE participants.

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