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.

#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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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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