Stories of Youth-Led Change
Read about the social impact and enterprise projects and experiences of youth in our programs.
Our stories are captured from site visits and interviews with youth (past and present) in our programs.
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 incubators – have been plentiful…Read More
Musa Mahlangu Promoting Health in Hammanskraal Musa has a close connection with children and her desire has always been to ensure that children’s health and wellbeing are prioritized. For her 2017 enke: Trailblazer Community Action Project, she organised and hosted a Health Fun Run, the proceeds from which were donated to an orphanage to ensure the children could have a…Read More
2017-18 Trailblazer Program Celebration Events This May we celebrated 209 Trailblazers that started their Trailblazer journey in July 2017 at our Free State and Limpopo Intakes. The enke: Trailblazer Program Celebration Events were held in Bloemfontein (5 May) and Polokwane (12 May).The events started with a morning session where Trailblazers reflected on and shared their experience over the last 9…Read More
2017 Dendron Trailblazers Make Their Mark by Katlego Llale, Trailblazer Support Team Learners from Dendron Secondary School have participated in the enke: Trailblazer Program since 2009. Dendron is known for its academic rigour, having produced some of the top performing matriculants in Limpopo over the years. What truly makes the school exceptional is the teachers and principal who support the…Read More
Vusi Mhlongo: My Future Re-Imagined for Success I had a plan for further education after Matric, but when I received my marks, I realised my plan was not going to work. I went from dreaming about becoming an engineer to having no plan at all, which was incredibly difficult for me. I felt extremely disheartened and confused about my future.…Read More
#TrailblazerImpact shares the stories and journeys of youth in the enke: Trailblazer Program to highlight and celebrate their efforts to lead change in their communities. Yamkela’s Beauty of Queens: Tackling Girls’ Issues The enke: Trailblazer Profile: Yamkela Ngubeni is from Durban and attends Umkhumbane Secondary School. She was in Grade 10 when she joined the enke: Trailblazer Program in July…Read More
Never too much for a true leader. By Thabang Matona Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy –when does it get enough? When can a human being get so tired of doing that they just cannot do anymore? “Never!” says Lwazi Knowledge Khumalo (19). This young trailblazing ground-breaker is proof that people can do, do again and continue doing. In 2015, Lwazi was amongst…Read More