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Catalyst Participants Discover a World of Opportunity

Catalyst Participants Discover a World of Opportunity

Since 2016, 81 unemployed, post-school youth have been trained in the enke: Catalyst Program and they are rediscovering a world of opportunity. Over 6 million youth in South Africa are not in education, employment or training (NEET). The impact of this goes beyond the statistics of a high youth unemployment rate; it has massive psycho-social, […]

#TrailblazerImpact – Musa Promotes Health Living

#TrailblazerImpact – Musa Promotes Health Living

Musa Mahlangu Promoting Health in Hammanskraal Musa has a close connection with children and her desire has always been to ensure that children’s health and wellbeing are prioritized. For her 2017 enke: Trailblazer Community Action Project, she organised and hosted a Health Fun Run, the proceeds from which were donated to an orphanage to ensure […]

Dendron Trailblazers Transform Their School Environment

Dendron Trailblazers Transform Their School Environment picture of 2017 Dendron Trailblazers

2017 Dendron Trailblazers Make Their Mark by Katlego Llale, Trailblazer Support Team Learners from Dendron Secondary School have participated in the enke: Trailblazer Program since 2009. Dendron is known for its academic rigour, having   produced some of the top performing matriculants in Limpopo over the years. What truly makes the school exceptional is the teachers […]

Letter of Thanks & What’s Next, from Natasha Asbury

Letter of Thanks & What’s Next, from Natasha Asbury

Dear enke family, friends, and supporters, I am writing to let you know that I will be resigning from my position as enke’s Chief Programs Officer (CPO). Having officially submitted my resignation letter to Rufaro and the enke Board, I will be leaving enke at the end of August. Whilst this has been a difficult […]

#TrailblazerImpact – Yamkela’s Beauty of Queens #YouthLedChange

#TrailblazerImpact – Yamkela’s Beauty of Queens #YouthLedChange

 #TrailblazerImpact shares the stories and journeys of youth in the enke: Trailblazer Program to highlight and celebrate their efforts to lead change in their communities. Yamkela’s Beauty of Queens: Tackling Girls’ Issues The enke: Trailblazer Profile: Yamkela Ngubeni is from Durban and attends  Umkhumbane Secondary School. She was in Grade 10 when she joined the […]

Never too much for a true leader like Lwazi #YouthLedChange

Never too much for a true leader like Lwazi #YouthLedChange Lwazi

Never too much for a true leader. By Thabang Matona Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy –when does it get enough? When can a human being get so tired of doing that they just cannot do anymore? “Never!” says Lwazi Knowledge Khumalo (19). This young trailblazing ground-breaker is proof that people can do, do again and continue doing. […]

Sthembiso’s Non-Stop Leadership #YouthLedChange

Sthembiso’s Non-Stop Leadership #YouthLedChange Sthembiso

Non-stop leadership  By Thabang Matona They say the strength of any tree is in its roots. This is true on both the physical and philosophical level. This very same principle applied when the founders of enke: Make Your Mark took in the very first enke: Make Your Mark class. This class has many untold stories […]

Unleashing Tebogo’s Unexpected Potential #YouthLedChange

Unleashing Tebogo’s Unexpected Potential #YouthLedChange Tebogo

Unleashing Unexpected Potential -By: Katlego Llale Sometimes we find our potential in the least expected ways. That’s exactly what happened to Tebogo Mogakwe (25)—who successfully implemented his own small business when he had firmly believed he could never follow such a path. All he wanted was to actively bring change into communities around him, but never imagined […]

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

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

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 […]