Category: Catalyst Story

Business on a Bicycle Entrepreneurs Adapt to COVID-19

Business on a Bicycle Entrepreneurs Adapt to COVID-19

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.

From Unemployed to Enterprising with Catalyst

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 […]

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, […]

My Future Re-Imagined through enke: Catalyst

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 […]

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: […]

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