Trailblazer Class of 2018 Closed with Celebration Events
On 31 August we celebrated the official end of the Trailblazer Program Class of 2018 at the Celebration Event of our December 2018 Intake in Limpopo. The Trailblazer Class of 2018 was our largest one to date, with 335 youth trained in 3 intakes, with enke: Forums held in Northern Cape (June 2018, at Upington High School), Free State (June 2018 at Louis Botha Technical School), and Limpopo (December 2018 at Pax College).
2018 Trailblazer Program Impact
Part of our work is to create a community of young people who take action on social issues. We are so proud to add our 2018 Trailblazers to that community – here is a snapshot of their impact:
Read the impact stories of a few of our 2018 Trailblazers:
- Bongumenzi’s Creative Media Platform CAPTURE-ATP
- Mashadi Building Community Gardens
- Mahwana Using Social Media to Inspire Youth in Mamelodi
2018 Trailblazer Program Celebration Events
The enke: Trailblazer Program Celebration Events were held as follows:
- The Kings Haven, Bloemfontein, Free State (5 May),
- Kalahari Lodge, Kimberley, Northern Cape (12 May) and
- Shangri-La Country Lodge, Modimolle, Limpopo (31 August).
There are 2 parts to our Trailblazer Program Celebration Events, starting with a morning session where Trailblazers reflect on and share their experience over the last 9 months and overall stories change. In the afternoon, we have a certificate ceremony that is open to the public and where Trailblazers, selected by their peers, share their experience of the Program, their projects and impact.
At the Trailblazer Program Celebration Events our Class of 2018 was inducted into the enke: Alumni Network. We are currently fundraising to build resources and further engagement opportunities for enke Alumni to continue their great work and positive impact in society. Contribute to the enke’s 2019 GlobalGiving Accelerator Project.
Thank you to our 2018 enke: Trailblazer Program Partners
We are very grateful to our partners who made the Trailblazer Program Class of 2018 possible.
2018 Trailblazer Program Funding Partners (direct contributions): European Union, Investec, Anglo-American Chairman’s Fund, 5 For Change and Iqraa Trust.
Collaborative & Implementation Partners: Thanks you to the individuals, community-based organisations and schools that assisted with connecting us with high school learners to participate in the enke: Trailblazer Program and supporting these young leaders – Africa Accelerate (North West and Northern Cape), Bankhara High School (Northern Cape), Batswana Commercial Secondary School (North West), The Beacon Secondary School (KwaZulu-Natal), Bophelong Young Art & Mentoring Centre (Free State), Capricorn District Municipality (Limpopo), Dendron Secondary School (Limpopo), Enoch Mthetho High School (Northern Cape), Fort Malan High School (Eastern Cape), Ga-Mokaba Reading Room (Limpopo), George Tladi Secondary School (Limpopo), Glen Cowie Secondary School (Limpopo), Hoërskool De Aar (Northern Cape), Hlahlindlela High School (KwaZulu Natal), Hope2educate (KwaZulu-Natal), Ikamva Youth Joza Branch (Eastern Cape), Ikamva Youth Chesterville Branch (KwaZulu Natal), Kliptown Youth Program (Gauteng), KSLR Projects (Gauteng), Kutlwanong ProMaths Centres (Gauteng & Free State), Manoe Secondary School (Limpopo), Mr. Mashile Phalane (Limpopo), Mr. Peter Sebake (Limpopo), Nkarabeng Secondary School (Free State), Noupoort Combined School (Northern Cape), Queenburgh High School (Kwazulu Natal), St Boniface High School (Northern Cape), Sakhile Lushaba (Mpumalanga), Thokozani Zuke (KwaZulu Natal), Tidimalo Moeketsi (Gauteng), University of the Free State (UFS) Schools Project (Free State), Woodlands High School (KwaZulu Natal)