Archive for January 2014

The Countdown Begins: 3 sleeps and counting!

In T-minus 3 days we will be hosting our first ever 2014 enke: Alumni Summit! *woop woop* This 2-day summit, that is themed “RE-CONNECT! RE-INSPIRE!”,  will host 70 past enke participants from enke programs – bright young leaders from across South Africa aged between 18 and 28 years of age. At a time when more of…

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Lubabalo: Giving the youth a voice!

Name: Lubabalo Qamata Community Issue: Youth Development Hometown: Eastern Cape Upon leaving the 2013 enke: Forum, Lubabalo’s vision was to create a platform to develop critical thinking amongst his peer group within his high school and community.  He has started a debating club/platform where young people voice their concerns on issues within South Africa  and engage…

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Aviwe, Thabo & Siphelo: Sharing the gift of music

Names: Aviwe Nkani, Thabo Ngoxo & Siphelo Mvampantsi Community Issue: Education Hometown: Eastern Cape These three 2013 Trailblazers are teaching young people in the Lovers Twist village of Hamburg how to play a musical instrument. As participants at the Keiskamma Music Academy they have seen the impact of music and self-expression in their lives. The…

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Siyamthanda, Vuyisa & Sibusiswe: The Change Initiators

Names: Siyamthanda Dyantyie, Vuyisa Ntsundwana & Sibusiswe Beja Community Issue: Youth Development Hometown: Eastern Cape Going by the name “Change Initators”, this group of three 2013 Trailblazers are tutoring primary school children and offering them homework classes to deter them from getting influenced into negative behaviours by older kids within the community. The primary school…

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Mulisa: Betting against the odds

Name: Mulisa Singo Community Issue: Gambling Hometown: Johannesburg, Gauteng Over the last few years Mulisa recognized the high amount of gambling activities that were taking place at his high school. After attending the 2013 Johannesburg enke: Forum, he then decided to focus his community action project on implementing and running various sporting activities at high…

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Anelisa: Artistic Activism

Name: Anelisa Valela Community issue: Artistic Expression Hometown: Eastern Cape Anelisa is passionate about poetry and the creative arts. Last month, in October 2013, she ran a workshop on the lawns outside her school where she invited local poets and artists to come and inspire the youth in her community. Her community action project continues to…

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Lerato: Bridging the gap

Name: Lerato Maepa Community Issue: Education Hometown: Limpopo Lerato is passionate about mathematics and her community action project is working to improve the maths pass rate in the lower grades 8 to 9 at her high school, Kopa Secondary School, as she has seen that the lower grades are not performing well. She has noted…

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We’re back!

Today is the first day back in the office for the enke team and it’s great to be back. There are no holiday blues to speak of, as we are all-systems-go in terms of kicking off the New Year. So what are looking forward to , you may ask?  Below is a short list of…

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