Opportunity Stories of Community Action Projects

Read about the social impact projects and experiences of youth in our programs. Our stories are captured from site visits and interviews with youth (past and present) in our programs.

Catalyst Participants Discover a World of Opportunity

25 May 2018

Since 2016, 81 unemployed, post-school youth have been trained in the enke: Catalyst Program and they are rediscovering a world of opportunity. Over 6 million youth in South Africa are not in education, employment or training (NEET). The impact of this goes beyond the statistics of a high youth unemployment rate; it has massive psycho-social,…

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#TrailblazerImpact – Musa Promotes Health Living

25 May 2018

Musa Mahlangu Promoting Health in Hammanskraal Musa has a close connection with children and her desire has always been to ensure that children’s health and wellbeing are prioritized. For her 2017 enke: Trailblazer Community Action Project, she organised and hosted a Health Fun Run, the proceeds from which were donated to an orphanage to ensure…

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Celebrating 2017 Trailblazer Impact

24 May 2018

2017-18 Trailblazer Program Celebration Events This May we celebrated 209 Trailblazers that started their Trailblazer journey in July 2017 at our Free State and Limpopo Intakes. The enke: Trailblazer Program Celebration Events were held in Bloemfontein (5 May) and Polokwane (12 May).The events started with a morning session where Trailblazers reflected on and shared their…

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picture of 2017 Dendron Trailblazers

Dendron Trailblazers Transform Their School Environment

24 May 2018

2017 Dendron Trailblazers Make Their Mark by Katlego Llale, Trailblazer Support Team Learners from Dendron Secondary School have participated in the enke: Trailblazer Program since 2009. Dendron is known for its academic rigour, having   produced some of the top performing matriculants in Limpopo over the years. What truly makes the school exceptional is the teachers…

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My Future Re-Imagined through enke: Catalyst

21 May 2018

Vusi Mhlongo: My Future Re-Imagined for Success I had a plan for further education after Matric, but when I received my marks, I realised my plan was not going to work. I went from dreaming about becoming an engineer to having no plan at all, which was incredibly difficult for me. I felt extremely disheartened…

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Lwazi

Never too much for a true leader like Lwazi #YouthLedChange

13 September 2017

Never too much for a true leader. By Thabang Matona 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 people can do, do again and continue doing.…

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Sthembiso

Sthembiso’s Non-Stop Leadership #YouthLedChange

13 September 2017

Non-stop leadership  By Thabang Matona 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 of enke: Make Your Mark took in the very first enke: Make Your Mark class. This class has many untold stories…

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Tebogo

Unleashing Tebogo’s Unexpected Potential #YouthLedChange

13 September 2017

Unleashing Unexpected Potential -By: Katlego Llale 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 change into communities around him, but never imagined…

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