COVID-19 has been devastating for small businesses of every kind around the world and the country. Many have lost business and, almost all, have needed to adapt rapidly to national lockdown regulations. We’re proud to count several of our Business on a Bicycle entrepreneurs among those that have successfully adapted and are continuing to thrive.
We’re excited to share the conclusion of a wonderful 3-year partnership with the European Union and Operation Hope South Africa, which enabled the expansion of our impact to Northern Cape, Limpopo and the Free State.
This is an unprecedented Youth Week in South Africa as it also coincides with the second week that some learners have been back at school since March and the state of National Disaster and Lockdown were announced. With all that has been written about youth and schools being opened, very little has been written on the insights and perspectives of the education systems, the largest group of stakeholders – the learners themselves. In this blog post we share insights from learners gathered in a series of Whatsapp Live Chats discussing Education Solutions.
Outlining our response to COVID-19 – Be Safe, Be Smart, Be Kind!
Celebrating the work of our Trailblazer Class of 2018 – 335 Trailblazers from 9 provinces ran projects impacting 16.477 people in communities across SA
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]