Category: Trailblazer Story

Youth Day 2016 – Stories of Youth-Led Change: Dineo Jaca

Commemorating Youth Day 2016 with Stories of Youth-Led Change This June 16th is a significant Youth Day in South Africa. We are commemorating 40 years since the 1976 Soweto Uprising, where thousands of young people sacrificed themselves to protest against the Apartheid Bantu Education system. Today, we draw inspiration from the youth of 1976 in […]

Make Your Move

Make Your Move

Libo Macanda & Asandiswa Bomvana  Project: Make Your Move Hector Peterson High School King Williams Town, Eastern Cape Asandiswa and Libo are very familiar with the social problems of their communities. But rather than joining in with the drugs or violence they are witness to, these two young ladies decided to help their fellow students […]

Hashtag Sisonke

Names: Andrew Sebogodi, Kelebogile Dywili, Thabiso Mogorosi  Project: Hashtag Sisonke Emang Mmogo Comprehensive School Kimberley, Northern Cape By Phakamile Khumalo My experience of Kimberley was marked by excitement and anxiety all in one. The locals there are friendly and welcoming, offering directions and advice on the fastest routes, places to see and where to go. […]

Speak Up

Names: Siphesanda Nyanga, Saniselisiwe Dick, Samkelo Koli, Banathi Adams  Project: Walmer High School Student Representative Council Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Community Action Project A group of grade eleven students wanted to give their peers at Walmer High a way to channel their voices. They decided to create a Student Representative Council (SRC) to improve communication […]

Saadiq: Challenge Accepted

Name: Saadiq Brey Project: Challenge Accepted Cape Town, Western Cape Saadiq is turning his passion for leadership into action, and has begun an exciting project in the Western Cape. He and his team of fellow learners have always been passionate about social change, but never found the ‘right’ time to start – until he was […]

Thokozani: Rebel with a cause

Name: Thokozani Zuke Community Issue: Youth Development Hometown: Durban, KwaZulu-Nata Not everybody who applies gets the opportunity to attend the enke: Forum. The majority of those who do have been recommended by teachers or community members who have seen their potential to be great leaders; as young people wanting to make a positive change in their […]

Lindokuhle & Nobuhle: Giving Back

Names: Lindokuhle Zikhali & Nobuhle Ngidi School: Chesterville Extension Secondary School Community Issue: Community Development Hometown: Chesterville, KwaZulu-Natal “….It helps a lot because these children need young people that they can relate to, and guidance, especially because they grew up without parents. I have seen an improvement in the learners – they are far more disciplined and […]


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