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.

Gareth, Ricky & Zane: Stewards of equal education

02 September 2013

Names: Gareth Kieck, Ricky Hughes and Zane Weir Community issue: Education Hometown: Westville, KwaZulu-Natal Gareth Kieck, Ricky Hughes and Zane Weir from Westville Boys’ High School in Durban decided to focus their Community Action Project on assisting learners from a previously disadvantaged school with their school work. They recruited thirteen of their Grade 11 peers and committed to…

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Kathlego: Sharing the gift of numbers

02 September 2013

Name: Katlego Chabalala Community issue: Education Hometown: Tafelkop, Limpopo Katlego has always enjoyed Mathematics as a subject in school, however, in 2012 he realised that other learners at his school didn’t share the same sentiment as him and were struggling with the subject. Attending the 2012 Johannesburg enke: Forum empowered Katlego to do something about this and he decided…

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Tebogo: Against all odds

02 September 2013

Name: Tebogo Peega Community issue: Enviroment Hometown: Soweto, Gauteng When Tebogo was a Grade 11 student in 2012, she decided to take action in her community through a social initiative called the “Community for Climate” where she mobilised her peers and community members to clean up the garden area in her school and plant vegetables…

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Lethabo: Uplifting a community

02 September 2013

Name: Lethabo Nonyane Community issue: Poverty Hometown: Tafelkop, Limpopo As a member of the Tafelkop community in the Limpopo province, Lethabo Nonyane noted that the extreme poverty being experienced in her community could be alleviated by starting a vegetable garden as part of her Community Action Project. Lethabo recruited eighteen of her peers to assist her in collecting…

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