Adapting & Innovating Our Operations & Programs
Adjusting Our Operations
In response to the National Disaster, enforcement of a nation-wide lockdown due to COVID-19, we officially closed our
physical offices and work sites as of 5pm on 20th March. Since this date, all enke staff have been required to work from home and equipped to engage with work remotely.
Our response to this unprecedented global challenge is grounded in four core principles:
- Be Safe: Protect our participants, people and partners by adhering to national and global guidelines on Physical Distancing and Good Hygiene, and other safety protocols
- Be Smart: Finding creative and innovative ways to continue our work and impact, and provide support to our participants and alumni
- Be Kind: Live our values and remember that we all have a responsibility to do our part, to step up and lead and support others in our communities, teams and country.
- Be Focused: We will be focused on the bigger picture and our purpose of equipping young people with the tools to thrive. We will do our best to continue our programs and social impact work in these unprecedented times.
We have developed a comprehensive organisational COVID-19 Policy that outlines office safety protocols and health etiquette. We have also created training delivery protocols.
How to get in touch with enke during COVID-19 Virtual Measures:
- Mobile / Whatsapp Number: +27(0)68-210-7426
- Email for all organisation and program queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social Media – Regular updates are made on our social media sites. Like and Follow to stay updated:
- For updated information from the South African Government:
- Regular updates – https://sacoronavirus.co.za
- Department of Health Emergency Hotline: 0800 029 999
- Department of Health WhatsApp Support Line: 0600-123456
Adapting & Innovating Our Youth Programs
Amid the uncertainty, we believe community is our greatest strength and we can work together to support each other during the challenging times of this pandemic. With optimism, we also realise that times of hardship often also generate creativity and innovation. We are committed to continue doing our best to see what opportunities may emerge to prepare even more youth with the skills and tools to achieve their full potential and thrive.
On 15 March 2020, the President of South Africa declared COVID-19 a National Disaster and a nationwide lockdown was put in place from 27 March 2020. The government published strict guidelines on social distancing, travel restrictions and other measures to aid in flattening the curve and prepare the public health system. On 25 April, a risk-adjusted strategy was put in place, with various alert levels for the lockdown to enable a gradual reopening of the economy and the state of national disaster has been extended twice since then.
We are reviewing and adapting our programs and developing different and new ways of delivering our programs to continue to have impact despite the disruption. In April, we engaged in comprehensive scenario planning to inform program changes and make sure that our work follows global and national health and safety guidelines. From our scenario planning, we designed and are implementing different strategies and solutions for program delivery, making sure that they are adaptive and responsive to the constantly evolving situation and challenges.Get Involved