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Celebrating 2018 Trailblazer Impact

Celebrating the work of our Trailblazer Class of 2018 – 335 Trailblazers from 9 provinces ran projects impacting 16.477 people in communities across SA

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enke in GlobalGiving September 2019 Accelerator

enke is proud to haev been selected for the 2019 Global Giving Accelerator! Visit our project https://bit.ly/enkeGlobalGiving or read for more information.

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#TrailblazerImpact – Bongumenzi’s Creative Media Platform CAPTURE-ATP

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 …

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#TrailblazerImpact – Mashadi Building Community Gardens

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.

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#TrailblazerImpact – Mahwana Using Social Media to Inspire Youth in Mamelodi

2018 Trailblazer Mahwana McDonald Manyana Using Social Media to Inspire Peers

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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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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.

Contact us for comments and opinions on issues related to:

  • Education
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Inequality in South Africa
  • Youth Leadership in South Africa
  • Youth Unemployment
  • Building Social Capital

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