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.

Boitumelo

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

13 September 2017

The Rising Star of Lamula Jubilee Secondary School : Boitumelo’s Story. By: Virginia Mashiane 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 Program, and brought along with him application forms for…

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Lwazi

enke Alumni aspiring writers of #YouthLedChange

13 September 2017

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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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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Trailblazer Perspective: enke 2016 experience

18 August 2016

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

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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