The enke: Ignition Program is a specialized volunteer program designed for young adults 18-30 years old. Participants commit to an action-oriented volunteer program where they gain practical skills in leadership, facilitation youth coaching, and gain exposure to professional and personal development opportunities.
In the enke: Ignition Program participants receive training and gain key skills such as leadership, self-awareness, presentation, communication, and facilitation. Youth are exposed to influential individuals and peers, accumulate volunteer hours (minimum 140 hours) and facilitation experience. They also mentor high school learners (in the Trailblazer Program) to develop projects of social action to improve their communities.
Youth leave the program transformed: with the skills, experiences, and self-belief to achieve their goals, and the networks, connections and capacity to progress into the workforce.
There are 3 Key Components of the Ignition Program:
Through the Program participants will:
To participate in the Program, youth must be:
How to Apply
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)
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.
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