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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 […]

enke Alumni aspiring writers of #YouthLedChange

enke Alumni aspiring writers of #YouthLedChange Lwazi

enke Alumni aspiring writers of #YouthLedChange The circle turns for three young enke alumni who are aspiring writers, tapping into their journalistic potential by capturing and writing insightful articles on youth who are leading change for themselves and in their communities. Katlego Llale, Thabang Matona, and Virginia Mashiane first joined the enke family in 2015-16. Today they […]

The enke: Catalyst Program – a New Way for Youth NEETs

The enke: Catalyst Program – a New Way for Youth NEETs

Catalyst – A New Way of Working with Youth Not In Education Employment or Training (NEETs) Until 2015, our primary work was located in the formal education system – filling the gap of a lack of training in non-cognitive / “soft” skills that left youth ill-equipped to identify and access opportunities post-school. Through the enke: […]

Letter of Gratitude from Kingsley Kipury

Letter of Gratitude from Kingsley Kipury

Dear enke family, friends, supporters and partners, I am writing to let you know that I will be resigning from my post as enke’s Chief Operations Officer and have officially submitted my resignation letter to Rufaro (the CEO) and the Board. I will be leaving enke at the end of August. As much as I […]

Extending Our Reach with Bespoke Services

Extending Our Reach with Bespoke Services

We were very excited to launch our Specialised Services (a.k.a. Bespoke Projects) into the world and have had really wonderful uptake on our services. We first conceptualised our Bespoke / Specialised Service as a way to diversify our funding base with some innovative independent income generation. All income from our specialised services goes directly into […]

Reflections on Catalyst Re-Boot Training Retreat

Reflections on Catalyst Re-Boot Training Retreat

Rufaro’s Reflections on Catalyst Re-Boot Training Retreat It’s hard to describe the feeling when you witness an idea become reality; when something that was just in your head or words on paper becomes a living, breathing, tangible thing. It’s completely indescribable. As the first shuttle parked and the first of our Catalyst participants stepped out […]

Trailblazer Perspective: enke 2016 experience

Trailblazer Perspective: enke 2016 experience

by Joshua Hearne, Ralph Leaman, Andisiwe Makuni, Rutendo Nyasivimbo and Kim Marinda The enke: Trailblazer Program was an eye opening experience and with new experiences come new challenges but with new experiences also come new cherish-able memories and enke gave us many of those. Meeting new people from different provinces and different backgrounds was extremely […]

#YouthDay2016 – Stories of Youth-Led Change: Taydren

Taydren van Vuren: Taking Action Against Social Injustice and Privilege Taydren van Vuren, currently a Grade 12 learner in Cape Town, found out about the enke: Trailblazer Program through enke’s partnership with the Catholic Institute of Education. Throughout the 9 months of the Program, Taydren has run multiple community action projects in her school raising […]

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