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.
Commemorating Youth Day 2016 with Stories of Youth-Led Change This June 16th is a significant Youth Day in South Africa. We are commemorating 40 years since the 1976 Soweto Uprising, where thousands of young people sacrificed themselves to protest against the Apartheid Bantu Education system. Today, we draw inspiration from the youth of 1976 in their determination to change the…Read More
When Colleen saw her close friend battling to maintain a healthy lifestyle which resulted in her being obese, it inspired her to start a small vegetable garden at the back of her home as part of her CAP. She wanted to show her friend how easy and affordable it was to live a healthy lifestyle by planting your own organic…Read More
Libo Macanda & Asandiswa Bomvana Project: Make Your Move Hector Peterson High School King Williams Town, Eastern Cape Asandiswa and Libo are very familiar with the social problems of their communities. But rather than joining in with the drugs or violence they are witness to, these two young ladies decided to help their fellow students stay focused and achieve at…Read More
Names: Andrew Sebogodi, Kelebogile Dywili, Thabiso Mogorosi Project: Hashtag Sisonke Emang Mmogo Comprehensive School Kimberley, Northern Cape By Phakamile Khumalo My experience of Kimberley was marked by excitement and anxiety all in one. The locals there are friendly and welcoming, offering directions and advice on the fastest routes, places to see and where to go. Nevertheless they all warned me…Read More
Names: Siphesanda Nyanga, Saniselisiwe Dick, Samkelo Koli, Banathi Adams Project: Walmer High School Student Representative Council Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Community Action Project A group of grade eleven students wanted to give their peers at Walmer High a way to channel their voices. They decided to create a Student Representative Council (SRC) to improve communication between teachers and students, and…Read More
Name: Saadiq Brey Project: Challenge Accepted Cape Town, Western Cape Saadiq is turning his passion for leadership into action, and has begun an exciting project in the Western Cape. He and his team of fellow learners have always been passionate about social change, but never found the ‘right’ time to start – until he was offered the opportunity to attend…Read More
Name: Thokozani Zuke Community Issue: Youth Development Hometown: Durban, KwaZulu-Nata Not everybody who applies gets the opportunity to attend the enke: Forum. The majority of those who do have been recommended by teachers or community members who have seen their potential to be great leaders; as young people wanting to make a positive change in their community. Thokozani from Durban, was…Read More
Name: Lauren Rowe Joined enke family: 2011 Hometown: Krugersdorp, Gauteng You don’t have to be wealthy to challenge the current status quo or injustice in the world. Nor do you have to be of certain age or have a certain level of education. Commitment, passion and the belief that you can make a difference is what important. These are the beliefs and rules…Read More
Names: Lindokuhle Zikhali & Nobuhle Ngidi School: Chesterville Extension Secondary School Community Issue: Community Development Hometown: Chesterville, KwaZulu-Natal “….It helps a lot because these children need young people that they can relate to, and guidance, especially because they grew up without parents. I have seen an improvement in the learners – they are far more disciplined and less volatile. It is good…Read More