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Global Citizen Award 2017 nomination
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gold Youth Development Agency CEO, Susannah Farr, was recently chosen as one of four finalists selected out of 200 nominations from entrepreneurs and activists from around the world for the Waislitz Global Citizen of the Year Award for 2017.  The nominees were selected in recognition of excellence in their work to end extreme poverty and were selected based on individual merit in four key areas, namely: GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP (How the nominee

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Community upliftment in action from gold Peer Educators
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Last week, the Grade 10 Senior gold Peer Educators from Inkunzi Secondary School, served a group of children and peers at Siyaphilisa Home Community Based Care in rural Mpumalanga. The gold Peer Educators delivered an interactive peer education session on "Reaching My Goals", influencing and empowering these at-risk children with skills and knowledge. They also volunteered their time to collect clothes from the community to donate to the children,

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gold trains community organisations how to implement the gold model
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With your support gold-youth is investing in community organisations such as gold Social Franchisees, working in extremely vulnerable communities, from across Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga, Bloemfontein, Limpopo, Gauteng and Zimbabwe. The gold training team had the honour of training 37 passionate, resourceful and driven youth development practitioners at a 5 day gold Peer Education pre-implementation workshop. The gold model is an evidence based, best

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A leader remembered-Lungelo Andries
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A young man committed to community development and mentoring young people, Lungelo Andries joined gold in 2014 to become a Peer Education trainer. He trained highschool students at Manyano High School in Khayelitsha to become leaders in their communities. Lungelo believed and embraced the gold vision to see the next generation reach their full potential and be all they can be. He dedicated his life to this vision. He would serve the young people

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Debate- influences and choices that affect young people
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While most learners from Lungisani Secondary School ran home with their term two reports, Peer Educators and some of their peers ran into a classroom to engage in an exciting debate. The debate was about the different choices that young people make that have either a positive or negative impact on their lives, and the influences that shape their decision-making. The topics included: goal-setting, gender roles and reasons why young people engage in

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Youth Day activities in summary
In 1976, students in Black townships around Johannesburg took to the streets in protest against an apartheid law that required them to learn in Afrikaans. This was an injunction that added to an already inferior education as part of the apartheid government strategy to educate Black people for manual labour tasks. The uprising quickly spread to other cities such as Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and the apartheid government responded with the use of force which saw many youth killed and maimed.

June 16-Young people from different walks of life gathered to not only commemorate Youth Day but continue speaking about what needs to change in their communities. Peer Educators and their peers from Kraafontein and Masoyi (Mpumalanga) respectively marched carrying placards with expressions of the kind of communities they imagined for themselves, their peers and future generations. They wrote: “Youth make positive choices” “Build wat the next

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5 Minutes with a GOLD Grad- Khanya Cona
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Khanya Cona left highschool in 2013 not only as a matriculate with many plans, but also as a young leader who had gone through the GOLD Peer Education programme.  A chance encounter three years later with a staff member from GOLD,  rekindled memories of being a Peer Educator and led to an opportunity to  be a volunteer intern at GOLD. On her last day, Khanya took five minutes to reflect on her experience before heading back to her hometown to

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Spirit of Africa Opportunity-Be a Mentor
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Got a love for TOURISM and would like a opportunity in this field? Spirit of Africa has a great OPPORTUNITY for you ! Spirit of Africa, a travel management company, approached GOLD seeking versatile leaders who would be incredible mentors for family expeditions. Spirit of Africa has identified training components for National Geographic Mentors. YES you will be trained before the opportunity! The bullet points below, outline the topics that will

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Parents and Teachers Workshop in Mpumalanga
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On the 13th of  May 2016 the Mpumalanga team hosted a Parents and Teachers workshop. The purpose of this workshop, was to give parents and teachers an opportunity to learn more about the GOLD Peer Education Programme and explore their role as well as a school's role in supporting and promoting the programme. The teachers were encouraged to think about the sub-culture they should strive to create at school and within the community for effective peer

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Peer Educators exposed to future opportunities

On the 29th of April 28 Peer Educators from Kwa Pata High School in Pietermaritzberg (Kwa Zulu Natal) attended a Career Expo. They attended because Sizithobile Educare invited the organisation (ISAAC) that implements the GOLD programme at their  school. The Peer Educators as well as pupils from other high schools sat, and absorbed every piece of information that was shared at Imbali Unit J. Informative pamphlets about tertiary education and career

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