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From Unemployed to Enterprising with Catalyst

Reflection on Catalyst Cohort 4: From Unemployed to Budding Enterpreneurs According to Statistics South Africa Q1 2018 Labour Force Report, 38.2% of youth (15-34 years old) are unemployed, with almost 7 million youth not in education, employment, and training (NEET). The numbers are scary. The solutions – such as youth employment accelerators and enterprise incubators…

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In The News: Trailblazers in Makhanda Lead Action on Water Shortage

Trailblazers Lead Action on Water Shortage at Mary Waters School We are very proud of our 2018 Trailblazers for leading action on the water shortage affecting their school, Mary Waters, in Makhanda, Grahamstown. The learners were introduced to enke through their participation in Ikamva Youth Joza Branch, and started their journey at the enke: Forum…

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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,…

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#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…

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Celebrating 2017 Trailblazer Impact

2017-18 Trailblazer Program Celebration Events This May we celebrated 209 Trailblazers that started their Trailblazer journey in July 2017 at our Free State and Limpopo Intakes. The enke: Trailblazer Program Celebration Events were held in Bloemfontein (5 May) and Polokwane (12 May).The events started with a morning session where Trailblazers reflected on and shared their…

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Dendron Trailblazers Transform Their School Environment

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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…

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My Future Re-Imagined through enke: Catalyst

Vusi Mhlongo: My Future Re-Imagined for Success I had a plan for further education after Matric, but when I received my marks, I realised my plan was not going to work. I went from dreaming about becoming an engineer to having no plan at all, which was incredibly difficult for me. I felt extremely disheartened…

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#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…

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Never too much for a true leader like Lwazi #YouthLedChange

Lwazi

Never too much for a true leader. By Thabang Matona Lwazi Knowledge Khumalo, Igniter & 2015-16 Trailblazer program. 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…

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Sthembiso’s Non-Stop Leadership #YouthLedChange

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Non-stop leadership  By Thabang Matona Sthembiso is currently a presenter at enke: Make Your Mark, a 2015 igniter & a participant in the 2010-11 Trailblazer program 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…

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