Through leadership development and social action programs, we provide young people between 15 and 35 with theoretical and practical skills. We enable youth to overcome challenges and become effective leaders of today and tomorrow. We guide them to become people who have the desire and ability to identify and access opportunities that build a positive future. We are guided by SDG 4, 5 and 8, where we align and provide value to our communities.
We connect people within, through and across a spectrum of diverse backgrounds. We enable valuable networks, social capital and social cohesion building.
We equip youth with an entrepreneurial mindset and social-emotional skills - real-world skills that unlock opportunities for future success
We inspire a bias towards action, to achieve personal, professional, national and global development aspirations
We strongly believe that Africa’s young people are a crucial resource in solving global socio-economic challenges. Time and time again, African youth are proven problem solvers and leaders of change and innovation. With a bevvy of everyday challenges, African youth are often best placed to innovate for social change and economic transformation.
But… Yes. There is a but.
Too many young people don’t live in environments and lack the platforms, resources and support they need to realise their full potential and value adding global citizens.
youth in South Africa are not in education, employment or training (NEET)
of youth in Sub-Saharan Africa live on less than $2 per day
of South African youth do not have direct access to people that can help them find work or other opportunities
youth unemployment rate in South Africa
enke sees the individuals behind the stats. We give youth a chance to be the solution to the challenges they face in life and in their community.
We want ALL youth to have the networks, entrepreneurial skills and inspiration to realise their value and thrive.
Our work advances the Sustainable Development Goals as follows:
Quality Education – Target 4.4. Increase the number of people with relevant skills for financial success; and Target 4.7 Education for Sustainable Development & Global Citizenship.
Gender Equality – Target 5.5. Ensure full participation in leadership and decision-making
Decent Work & Economic Growth – Target 8.3 Promote policies to support job creation and growing enterprises; and Target 8.6 promote youth employment Education and Training.
Through our programmes and services, the youth can better themselves through positive and innovative contributions to society. We guide them to channel their passion and entrepreneurial spirit, while simultaneously developing their own skills.
What does this look like? Here are our programmes in a nutshell.
The vision for a better world drives us to drive our youth.
We take pride in developing young people who possess the desire and ability to identify, access and place themselves in opportunities to build a more positive future for themselves and others.Read more impactful stories
Here’s what some of our alumni say about us.