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 Free State in July 2018.

Since July, the Trailblazers have been running multiple community action projects (CAPs) tackling education and women’s issues. Then the recurring water shortages affecting the Eastern Cape started impacting their fellow learners and interrupting the school day. They did some research and found out that installing a rainwater tank would provide some relief. So, they applied for the enke Incubator Fund to install a rainwater tank for the school. This week, the enke Trailblazer Support Team came to Grahamstown with the great news that their application had been successful. On Tuesday 12 February, the Trailblazers and representatives from enke and Ikamva Youth handed over a 2,500 litre water tank to the school.

The Mary Waters students responsible for bringing the rainwater tank to Mary Waters, along with representatives from Enke and Ikamva, stand next to the rainwater tank in the middle of the Mary Waters quad. Photo: Stephen Kisbey-Green

Congratulations Abenathi Nqweniso, Amanda Manyati, Anam Nqweniso, Anathi Tana, Gcobisa Qoko, Liyema Gacula, Okuhle Mpina, Siphesihle Mpotulo, Siphosethu Bottoman, Siphosihle Mzalazala, Sisipho Yamiso, Zanele Soyeye for leaving a lasting legacy at your school!

Special thanks to Lungisa Klaas and Ikamva Youth Joza Branch team and the Trailblazer Support Team, Tidimalo Moeketsi and Linda Gabela, for their work in supporting Trailblazers to make this action possible.

Read the GROCOTT’S MAIL article by Stephen Kisbey-Green about the handover of the Water Tank.

Check out Instagram to see the Trailblazer Support Team (Tidi and Linda)’s #enkeRoadTripSA Stories to see all of their stops as they visit Trailblazers across the country.


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