Story

Never too much for a true leader like Lwazi #YouthLedChange

Lwazi

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…

Read More

Sthembiso’s Non-Stop Leadership #YouthLedChange

Sthembiso

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…

Read More

Unleashing Tebogo’s Unexpected Potential #YouthLedChange

Tebogo

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

enke Alumni aspiring writers of #YouthLedChange

Lwazi

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…

Read More

Chenoa’s Project Gets Media Boost!

Chenoa’s Community Action Project Gets Media Boost! We are very proud of Chenoa Brenkman whose community action project has been profiled in the Highway Mail Newspaper! The article had a call to action to donate to her Cuddle Angels community action project. Chenoa is part of the Trailblazer Class of 2016 and attends St. Benedict’s…

Read More

Nicola’s Project Gets Media Attention

Nicola’s Project Gets Media Attention! We are very proud of Nicola Siepman whose community action project, the Mpho Campaign, has been profiled in the Highway Mail Newspaper! The article described how she has collected materials to create dignity packs for the homeless in the eThekwini Region. The dignity packs are made up of toilet rolls,…

Read More

#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…

Read More

#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…

Read More

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…

Read More