enke Blog and News

Applications Open: 2019 Trailblazer Program Winter Intake

Apply Now for 2019 enke: Trailblazer Program! enke: Make Your Mark is now accepting applications for Grade 10 and 11 learners to participate in the 2019-20 enke: Trailblazer Program Winter Intake, which kicks off this June 2019. The enke: Trailblazer Program inspires and supports Grade 10 and 11 high school youth to create real change…

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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…

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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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Letter from our Head of Programs

If it terrifies you… Do it! By Skhumbuzo Moodaley Mpisane, Head of Programs Never in my wildest dreams had I thought I would find myself the Head of Programs and part of the leadership of enke, an organisation whose work I am deeply passionate and care about. To be honest, taking on the role to…

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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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Letter of Thanks & What’s Next, from Natasha Asbury

Dear enke family, friends, and supporters, I am writing to let you know that I will be resigning from my position as enke’s Chief Programs Officer (CPO). Having officially submitted my resignation letter to Rufaro and the enke Board, I will be leaving enke at the end of August. Whilst this has been a difficult…

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#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…

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enke: Make Your Mark is at the forefront of providing insights and solution to the issues of inequality, youth unemployment, youth entrepreneurship and youth leadership. Our work is based on the philosophy of bridging inequality and empowering young people to be entrepreneurial.

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  • Education
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  • Inequality in South Africa
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  • Building Social Capital

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