Month: Apr 2014

Sarah: A case of passion & choice

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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Nkosana & Avumile: Infusing Strong Values

Names: Avumile Mbali & Nkosana Nkosi School: Selborne College Community Issue: Youth Empowerment Hometown: Zwelitsha, Eastern Cape What stands out for Avumile and Nkosana about their Community Action Project (CAP) is that it was filled with magical moments. Not the kind of magic that turns a frog into a prince but the kind that turns lessons, hurdles …

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Gareth: When Connection is Key

Names: Gareth Kieck Year joined the enke family: 2012 Community issue: Education Hometown: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal When you think about the vast potential of South Africa it’s easy to overlook the power of connection across class, gender or race. Hailing from the well-resourced Westville Boys High School in Durban, Gareth, Ricky and Zane certainly hadn’t thought much about how …

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Petunia: Girl Power!

Names: Petunia Koitsioe Year Joined the enke family: 2011 Community Issue: Youth Empowerment Hometown: Johannesburg, Gauteng Petunia grew up in Soweto with a love of stories; of hearing them, creating them and recording them. Over the years, so many of the stories she heard reflected experiences vastly different to her own. Through these stories a sense of injustice …

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Vusi: The Visionary

Names: Brian Vusi-Musi Zwane Year Joined the enke family: 2011 Community Issue: Environment Hometown: Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal   It’s hard to know where to start with Vusi.  We could talk about when he was a enke: Trailblazer in 2011 and he ran not just one, but three Community Action Project’s (CAPs), or how as an enke: Igniter in …

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Jarrod: The Future is Bright

Name: Jarrod Delport Year joined enke: 2009 From: Krugersdorp, Gauteng Finding that critical moment of inspiration for creating change can be a struggle and for those with the ideas and the inspiration, finding the right moment to shine can be the hardest part. After half a decade of involvement with enke: Make Your Mark, Jarrod says finding his …

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enke: Hall of Fame | Crowdfunding Campaign

Our crowdfunding campaign officially launched on Monday 31 March 2014: http://bit.ly/1kg9Sy7 We’ve changed the lives of 1000 young people in South Africa since we started, back in 2009. Now we need every bit of help in raising our target goal of USD$20,000/R200,000 to double the impact and reach of our programs to over 2,000 young South …

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