Archive for September 2013

Heritage Day: What does it mean to you?

Today, Tuesday, 24th September, will mean a lot of things to many South Africans: Some of us will appreciate Heritage Day solely for providing us with an awesome long weekend to catch up on sleep, homework, movies, as well as, spending quality time with our friends and family. It is the last public holiday until…

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Mduduzi: Extra lessons aficionado

Name: Mduduzi Masilela Community Issue: Education Hometown: Limpopo, Gauteng Mduduzi ran an educational orientated community action project (CAP) at his high school, Hlabi Senior Secondary School in Limpopo. As a Grade 11 student at the time, he decided to focus on providing tutoring and extra lesson classes in Maths and Physics, to Grade 10’s and…

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Aqeelah: Healing through music

Name: Aqeelah Van Schyff Community Issue: Youth Development Hometown: Cape Town, Western Cape Aqeelah decided to start a community action project (CAP) in 2012, focused on the upliftment of young people in and around her community. As a means of doing this she decided to combine her own passion for music, as a tool of…

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Guess who’s 4 today?

Today is enke: Make Your Mark’s 4th anniversary and we are feeling quite nostalgic about how far we’ve come over the last few years! We asked enke CEO and co-founder Pip (Wheaton) to reflect on this day, four years ago, which she happily shared with us below: ———————————————————————– Message from Pip: Four years ago today (at around…

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Register Now! – enke: State of The Nation Dialogue Session

enke: Make Your Mark would like to invite YOU to our inaugural enke: State of the Nation Dialogue Session on Saturday 28 September 2013. Panelists at the event will include Amukelani Mayimele, Ayabonga Cawe, Calvin Makhubela, Khadija Patel and Lesley Masibi – dynamic young people with a shared vision for a brighter future for South Africa. Don’t…

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Paul: Motivating high school learners

Name: Paul Tsiri Community issue: Youth Empowerment Home Town: Dendron, Limpopo Summary of Community Action Project (CAP): Paul Tsiri is from the Limpopo province and is passionate about education and finding a means of keeping learners motivated towards achieving academic excellence. As part of his Community Action Project in 2012, Paul decided that he would…

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Kiyasha: Champion of sustainable development

Name: Kiyasha Padarath Community issue: Community Development Hometown: Johannesburg, Gauteng On returning to Johannesburg from the 2012 Cape Town enke: Forum, Kiyasha decided that she would like to contribute to the upliftment of one of the disadvantaged communities close to where she lives. She decided to start a vegetable garden in Kya Sand to help generate income for Fundanathi Pre-Primary…

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Last Friday Night: enke Office Warming Party

We hosted our very long overdue office warming party at the enke offices, this past Friday 6th September 2013. The enke team has grown dramatically over the past 18 months and that resulted in us out-growing our cozy office on the 4th Floor of the Heerengracht Building and moving to a more spacious (but just as cozy) office…

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Takudzwa: Making all the right moves

Name: Takudzwa Raisi Community issue: Community Development Hometown: Bellville, Western Cape Takudzwa launched a chess club called “The Chess Grandmasters”  at his high school in an effort to restore school pride, as well as to help learners to improve their concentration, which would positively impact their academics. His early efforts in garnering support and recruiting individuals to his club was…

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Bongani & Bongani: Spreading the joy of science

Name: Bongani Gqweta and Bongani Pontsana Community issue: Education Hometown: Khayelitsha, Western Cape Bongani Gqweta and Bongani Pontsana from Khayelitsha, Cape Town were concerned about the poor science pass rate amongst their peers and the general lack of enthusiasm for science subjects amongst the majority of students at their school. For their community action project they formed a…

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