Category: Story

#TrailblazerImpact – Yamkela’s Beauty of Queens #YouthLedChange

#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 […]

Never too much for a true leader like Lwazi #YouthLedChange

Never too much for a true leader like Lwazi #YouthLedChange Lwazi

Never too much for a true leader. By Thabang Matona 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 people can do, do again and continue doing. […]

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: […]

Chenoa’s Project Gets Media Boost!

Chenoa’s Project Gets Media Boost!

Chenoa’s Community Action Project Gets Media Boost! We are very proud of Chenoa Brenkman whose community action project has been profiled in the Highway Mail Newspaper! The article had a call to action to donate to her Cuddle Angels community action project. Chenoa is part of the Trailblazer Class of 2016 and attends St. Benedict’s […]

Nicola’s Project Gets Media Attention

Nicola’s Project Gets Media Attention

Nicola’s Project Gets Media Attention! We are very proud of Nicola Siepman whose community action project, the Mpho Campaign, has been profiled in the Highway Mail Newspaper! The article described how she has collected materials to create dignity packs for the homeless in the eThekwini Region. The dignity packs are made up of toilet rolls, […]

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 […]