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.

Chenoa’s Project Gets Media Boost!

17 November 2016

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…

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Nicola’s Project Gets Media Attention

10 November 2016

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,…

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#YouthDay2016 – Stories of Youth-Led Change: Taydren

17 June 2016

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

16 June 2016

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

15 June 2016

  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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Youth Day 2016 – Stories of Youth-Led Change: Dineo Jaca

14 June 2016

Commemorating Youth Day 2016 with 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 in…

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Healthy Food For All – Colleen Sadiki

11 April 2016

When Colleen saw her close friend battling to maintain a healthy lifestyle which resulted in her being obese, it inspired her to start a small vegetable garden at the back of her home as part of her CAP. She wanted to show her friend how easy and affordable it was to live a healthy lifestyle…

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Make Your Move

21 April 2015

Libo Macanda & Asandiswa Bomvana  Project: Make Your Move Hector Peterson High School King Williams Town, Eastern Cape Asandiswa and Libo are very familiar with the social problems of their communities. But rather than joining in with the drugs or violence they are witness to, these two young ladies decided to help their fellow students…

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