Local Partnership (LP) & Process of Accreditation
accreditation by The Education With Enterprise Trust (EWET), a LP
is the local community body responsible for the initiation, expansion
and management of the YES Programme within their specific municipal/district
relationship is a formalised partnership.
The aim of the
LP is to facilitate the successful integration of their youth into
their community's economy.
The LP can be either
a newly formed body, or an extension of some existing formation - eg.:
Forum (RDP accredited)
+Local Business Service Centre (NEPA accredited)
+Local office of the Department of Education
+Local business Chamber (NAFCOC, SACOB or AHI affiliate)
+Local NGO registered either as a Trust, or a Section 21 company
The decision to apply
for the introduction of the YES Programme comes from the community, with
the initiating body including key local business people, community leaders,
educationists, labour union representatives, local government and secondary
To enter into the
YES Programme a body must first meet the following criteria and then go
through the following stages.
+They must represent
a specific geographic municipal/ district area.
+Individually, they must reside, work and have daily interaction within
+The applying body should involve the designated cross-section of senior
+They should have agreement by their local secondary school head/s and/or
Department of Education for the initiation of the YES Programme in their
+All members of the applying body must be broadly accepted representatives
within their community.
+The applying body must be non-party political and be void of any form
of discrimination whatsoever.
+They must commit themselves to the principles of total transparency and
accountability to their constituencies.
+They must agree to enter into a contract agreement with EWET to regulate
their relationship in terms of rights, duties, responsibilities, accountability,
+It should be demonstrated that arrangements for the initiation of a YES
Project Office have been put in place.
to EWET by a steering committee.
2.The steering committee presents the programme to local secondary school
teachers, with the aim of encouraging and enlisting some to become YES
3.EWET will train the selected teachers, who will then invite students
to apply for YES membership and initiate a YES Society.
4.Formal constitution of the LP via the election of the LP Executive Committee
and seeking the opportunity to establish further YES Societies within
their area of influence.
It should be noted
that preference will be given to applications channeled through organisations
registered as a legal person. Examples include Trust, Section 21 companies,
Department of Education Offices, or suitably accredited Local Development
Forums and Local Business Service Centres. LP membership falls into two
categories - via Associate Members, who join in and help out as and where
they can, and Executive Members, responsible for the continued efficient
operation of the LP.
As a guideline each
LP Executive could be comprised of the following representatives from
the local community.
/ Government Representative/s
+Business Organisation's Representative/s
+Community Organisation's Leader/s