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Celebrating 2018 Trailblazer Impact

Celebrating the work of our Trailblazer Class of 2018 – 335 Trailblazers from 9 provinces ran projects impacting 16.477 people in communities across SA

#TrailblazerImpact – Bongumenzi’s Creative Media Platform CAPTURE-ATP

Bongumenzi Creates Media Platform to Celebrate Youth Bongumenzi Siluma, from Krugersdorp High School (KHS) is a storyteller at heart took part in the 2018 enke: Trailblazer Program intake in Northern Cape. The community issue that he identified was that creative learners in his school didn’t have a platform to be celebrated. Thus, Bongumenzi channeled his …

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#TrailblazerImpact – Mashadi Building Community Gardens

Mashadi started gardening projects in her community and has now registered her own NGO to provide motivation, guidance and leadership for women in her community.

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

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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