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.

Hashtag Sisonke

21 April 2015

Names: Andrew Sebogodi, Kelebogile Dywili, Thabiso Mogorosi  Project: Hashtag Sisonke Emang Mmogo Comprehensive School Kimberley, Northern Cape By Phakamile Khumalo My experience of Kimberley was marked by excitement and anxiety all in one. The locals there are friendly and welcoming, offering directions and advice on the fastest routes, places to see and where to go.…

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Speak Up

21 April 2015

Names: Siphesanda Nyanga, Saniselisiwe Dick, Samkelo Koli, Banathi Adams  Project: Walmer High School Student Representative Council Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Community Action Project A group of grade eleven students wanted to give their peers at Walmer High a way to channel their voices. They decided to create a Student Representative Council (SRC) to improve communication…

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Saadiq: Challenge Accepted

21 October 2014

Name: Saadiq Brey Project: Challenge Accepted Cape Town, Western Cape Saadiq is turning his passion for leadership into action, and has begun an exciting project in the Western Cape. He and his team of fellow learners have always been passionate about social change, but never found the ‘right’ time to start – until he was…

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Thokozani: Rebel with a cause

12 May 2014

Name: Thokozani Zuke Community Issue: Youth Development Hometown: Durban, KwaZulu-Nata Not everybody who applies gets the opportunity to attend the enke: Forum. The majority of those who do have been recommended by teachers or community members who have seen their potential to be great leaders; as young people wanting to make a positive change in their…

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Lauren: The beauty of starting small

08 May 2014

Name: Lauren Rowe Joined enke family: 2011 Hometown: Krugersdorp, Gauteng You don’t have to be wealthy to challenge the current status quo or injustice in the world. Nor do you have to be of certain age or have a certain level of education. Commitment, passion and the belief that you can make a difference is what important. These…

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Lindokuhle & Nobuhle: Giving Back

05 May 2014

Names: Lindokuhle Zikhali & Nobuhle Ngidi School: Chesterville Extension Secondary School Community Issue: Community Development Hometown: Chesterville, KwaZulu-Natal “….It helps a lot because these children need young people that they can relate to, and guidance, especially because they grew up without parents. I have seen an improvement in the learners – they are far more disciplined and…

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Prince: The making of heroes

02 May 2014

Names: Prince Shabangu Year joined enke family: 2012 Hometown: Johannesburg, Gauteng At the age of 22, he is a 3rd year B.Com Accounting student at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is a Presenter at enke: Make Your Mark, has been shortlisted to be part of the One Day Leader T.V programme, and most recently the…

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Sarah: A case of passion & choice

29 April 2014

Names:   Sarah Hotz Joined enke family: 2009 Hometown: Cape Town, Western Cape “The youth are a lot more capable than we think. The only limitation we have is our view on ourselves and our abilities. Youth are passionate dreamers, but we discuss as if it’s our disadvantage when in fact it’s our strength. The question…

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