Our programs increase the social mobility, social responsibility and individual leadership capacity of young South Africans by reversing the trends of disconnection, unequal access to opportunities and apathy. The programs give participants essential life experiences that will make them competitive in the work place and, better yet, to create their own employment.
Measuring Our Impact
We measure the impact of our programs through our mission to Connect, Equip and Inspire.
enke has developed, in conjunction with Bain Consulting, an extensive impact tracking system. Our monitoring and evaluation focuses on changes in delegates’ self perception, direct external feedback and longitudinal tracking via the Alumni Network. Implementation success is gauged by the following:
- Connect: mapping the social networks of participants, we hope to visually represent the relationships of our participants not only to each other, but to their societies. We look at the diversity of networks created and how they are sustained.
- Equip: enke aims to impart key social and emotional skills to its participants. Using a questionnaire to ascertain participants’ perception of their own development in highlighted areas, we track the skill development of our participants throughout the program in key areas such as leadership development, communication, and self management
- Inspire: enke aims to empower youth to become positive change agents in their communities. We want enke delegates to be engaged and excited about overcoming social issues in their communities, society, and country. We measure the transition to entrepreneurial mindset and capacity to create positive change through the implementation of their Community Action Projects. This is a focus on community impact and individual development (e.g. ability to implement an idea, decision making, prioritisation, teamwork)