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

Boitumelo

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

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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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Trailblazer Perspective: enke 2016 experience

by Joshua Hearne, Ralph Leaman, Andisiwe Makuni, Rutendo Nyasivimbo and Kim Marinda The enke: Trailblazer Program was an eye opening experience and with new experiences come new challenges but with new experiences also come new cherish-able memories and enke gave us many of those. Meeting new people from different provinces and different backgrounds was extremely…

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#YouthDay2016 – Stories of Youth-Led Change: Taydren

Taydren van Vuren: Taking Action Against Social Injustice and Privilege Taydren van Vuren, currently a Grade 12 learner in Cape Town, found out about the enke: Trailblazer Program through enke’s partnership with the Catholic Institute of Education. Throughout the 9 months of the Program, Taydren has run multiple community action projects in her school raising…

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#YouthDay2016 – Stories of Youth-Led Change: Siphosethu

Siphosethu Mafungwa: Recycling For A Difference Siphosethu Mafungwa is a determined young man who is passionate about the environment. This high-achiever was identified as a leader in his school and participated in the enke: Trailblazer Program through enke’s partnership with the UCT 100 Up Program. The issue that Siphosethu identified in his community was the…

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Youth Day 2016 – Stories of Youth-Led Change: Mimi Ibrahim

  Commemorating Youth Day 2016 – Stories of Youth-Led Change This June 16th is a significant Youth Day in South Africa. We are commemorating 40 years since the 1976 Soweto Uprising, where thousands of young people sacrificed themselves to protest against the Apartheid Bantu Education system. Today, we draw inspiration from the youth of 1976…

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