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Applications Open | Trailblazer Program

What is the enke: Trailblazer Program? The enke: Trailblazer Program inspires and supports young people to create real change in their communities. Participants design and run projects to address the social issues they feel passionate about. Through this experience, participants increase their grit, social responsibility, self-efficacy and social capital, while gaining practical experience in project…

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Never too much for a true leader like Lwazi #YouthLedChange

Never too much for a true leader. By Thabang Matona Lwazi Knowledge Khumalo, Igniter & 2015-16 Trailblazer program. Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy –when does it get enough? When can a human being get so tired of doing that they just cannot do anymore? “Never!” says Lwazi Knowledge Khumalo (19). This young trailblazing ground-breaker is proof that…

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Sthembiso’s Non-Stop Leadership #YouthLedChange

Non-stop leadership  By Thabang Matona Sthembiso is currently a presenter at enke: Make Your Mark, a 2015 igniter & a participant in the 2010-11 Trailblazer program They say the strength of any tree is in its roots. This is true on both the physical and philosophical level. This very same principle applied when the founders…

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Unleashing Tebogo’s Unexpected Potential #YouthLedChange

Unleashing Unexpected Potential -By: Katlego Llale Tebogo Mogakwe (25) enke: Make Your Mark Catalyst Sometimes we find our potential in the least expected ways. That’s exactly what happened to Tebogo Mogakwe (25)—who successfully implemented his own small business when he had firmly believed he could never follow such a path. All he wanted was to actively bring…

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Boitumelo: the Rising Star of Lamula Jubilee Secondary School #Youth-led Change

The Rising Star of Lamula Jubilee Secondary School : Boitumelo’s Story. By: Virginia Mashiane Boitumelo Rammego, 2015-16 Trailblazer of Lamula Jubilee Secondary School Boitumelo Rammego is passionate pioneer from Lamula Jubilee Secondary School in Meadowlands, Soweto . She joined the enke: Make Your Mark family in 2016, after her mentor had introduced her to the Trailblazer…

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enke Alumni aspiring writers of #YouthLedChange

enke Alumni aspiring writers of #YouthLedChange The circle turns for three young enke alumni who are aspiring writers, tapping into their journalistic potential by capturing and writing insightful articles on youth who are leading change for themselves and in their communities. Katlego Llale, Thabang Matona, and Virginia Mashiane first joined the enke family in 2015-16. Today they…

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The enke: Catalyst Program – a New Way for Youth NEETs

Catalyst – A New Way of Working with Youth Not In Education Employment or Training (NEETs) Until 2015, our primary work was located in the formal education system – filling the gap of a lack of training in non-cognitive / “soft” skills that left youth ill-equipped to identify and access opportunities post-school. Through the enke:…

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Letter of Gratitude from Kingsley Kipury

Dear enke family, friends, supporters and partners, I am writing to let you know that I will be resigning from my post as enke’s Chief Operations Officer and have officially submitted my resignation letter to Rufaro (the CEO) and the Board. I will be leaving enke at the end of August. As much as I…

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Extending Our Reach with Bespoke Services

We were very excited to launch our Specialised Services (a.k.a. Bespoke Projects) into the world and have had really wonderful uptake on our services. We first conceptualised our Bespoke / Specialised Service as a way to diversify our funding base with some innovative independent income generation. All income from our specialised services goes directly into…

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Reflections on Catalyst Re-Boot Training Retreat

Rufaro’s Reflections on Catalyst Re-Boot Training Retreat It’s hard to describe the feeling when you witness an idea become reality; when something that was just in your head or words on paper becomes a living, breathing, tangible thing. It’s completely indescribable. As the first shuttle parked and the first of our Catalyst participants stepped out…

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