enke Make Your Mark - Image 5e

“As part of the Ignition Program I have learnt an incredible amount of skills... I learnt the value of nurturing a dream and being a siren that makes enough noise for the world to listen." Athenkosi Sophitshi, University of Cape Town, 2012 Igniter, 2013 Presenter

enke: Ignition Program for Tertiary Students and Recent Grads

The enke: Ignition Program is a specialized volunteer program designed for young adults 18-30 years old. Participants in commit to an action-oriented volunteer program where they gain practical skills in leadership, facilitation youth coaching, and gain exposure to professional and personal development opportunities.

In the enke: Ignition Program participants receive training and gain key skills such as leadership, self-awareness, presentation, communication, and facilitation. Participants are exposed to influential individuals and peers, accumulate volunteer hours (minimum 140 hours) and facilitation experience. They also mentor high school learners (in the Trailblazer Program) to develop projects of social action to improve their communities.

Participants leave the program transformed with the skills and self-belief to achieve their goals, and the networks and capacity to progress into the workforce.


  • Between the ages 18-30 years old
  • Have previous facilitation experience, social awareness and interest in youth development
  • Participants can be working or attending post-secondary studies (part-time or full-time)
  • Able to commit to all program dates (see below).

Read the Ignition Program Information Guide for more details and information about the Program.

How to apply?

Apply online -  http://bit.ly/2s6e1Qk
If you are unable to access the online application, send an email to ignition@enke.co.za

Application Deadline: Monday 24 July 2017
Successful applicants will be interviewed and final selection will be announced by the middle of August.