Our People & Partners
Dedicated to developing entrepreneurial mindsets & experiences that catalyse success.
We are passionate, young professionals that are committed to creating a world where all young people have the self-belief, freedom and ability to create a positive future for and with each other. We work hard. We play hard.
Together, we make our mark and empower others to make theirs.
Intern: Trailblazer Support
Intern: Trailblazer Support
Board & Advisory
Director, Strategy Unit at Deloitte Africa
Manager, Bain Academy
Founder & CEO, Something Suite
Graeme De Bruyn (Advisor)
CEO, The Influence Company
Pip Wheaton (Advisor)
Director of Ashoka UK; enke Co-Founder
Our funding partners giving us ideas, feedback, time, space and the resources we need to continue our leadership programs and thus impact the lives of so many young people. We acknowledge our funding partners who’s financial support makes our work, and that of our program participants, possible.
We believe that it takes a village to raise a child. We actively partner with schools and community organisations to work with us in selecting and supporting youth to participate in the Trailblazer Program.
Our implementation partners include the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Scholarships Programme, GOLD Peer Education, the Kids Foundation, University of Cape Town 100 UP Programme, Masifunde Learner Development, Keiskamma Music Academy, Ikamva Youth, University of the Free State Schools Project, Sekwele Centre for Social Reflection, 180 Ministries, Education Without Borders and many more.
Our school partners have included St. Cyprians High School, Westville Boys High School, Wynberg Girls High School, Krugersdorp High School, Crawford College and the African Leadership Academy.
With the Catalyst Program we work with community skills development centres that are committed to bringing new opportunities and resources to the youth they serve.
Thank you to the following past and current partners in Catalyst:
- -West Rand Youth Development Centre, Kagiso (2016 – present)
- -Making Us Youth Organisation, Kagiso (2019 to present)
- -Kliptown Jobs Centre (2017-2018)
- -Tateni Community Development (2016-2017)
Leadership needs to be nurtured and programs such as enke are a necessary and effective way of growing responsible leaders. Key to enke’s offering is social consciousness, which stimulates a solution- seeking mentality for everyday ordinary challenges. The program not only focuses on thinking, but encourages and supports action aimed at ensuring that young people become the change they would like to see in their communities – this is a very important ingredient in a vibrant society.”
I am continuously excited at collaborating with like-minded individuals to engage, inspire and connect young people to their inherent potential as active citizens. We have much to do to ensure that our youth are equipped to embrace the future. Through the work of enke and its strategic partnerships we will continue to do our part in offering programmes to aid youth led community projects, entrepreneurship development and creating spaces for positive social change.
enke has shown me that young people are capable of achieving amazing things right now – not ‘in the future’ – but right now. Remembering that there is a network of young people doing big things in their community helps me put aside any self-doubt I have (especially when people gasp at my age)
Join us in creating lasting change and skills development for youth in Africa
enke is a leadership development organisation that generates and incubates youth-led social change. We connect, equip and inspire youth to realise their potential, thrive and mobilise for meaningful change.
- – Non-Profit Company Reg.: 2010/0231851/08
- – Dept. of Social Development Reg.: NPO 132-509
- – SARS Public Benefit Org. Reg.: 9300/37429
Partner with us in creating opportunities for youth to find and succeed in their chosen life pathways.
Address: 7th Floor South Point Corner, 87 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone: +27-11-403-1241 / +27-11-403-1243