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gold Grads Western Cape Networking Event

gold Youth Development Agency (gold-youth) is intentional in addressing the significant youth unemployment crisis facing Southern Africa. Once gold Facilitator Interns and gold Peer Educators graduate from the programme (after three or more years depending on the school system they were a part of), these beneficiaries are formally engaged in a structured and dynamic gold Grads (alumni) network. This gold Grads

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Global Citizen Award 2017 nomination

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Parents and Teachers Workshop in Mpumalanga

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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Young Leaders Taking Charge of their Community

On the 14th of May 2016 , GOLD Peer Educators and Facilitators from Limpopo participated in  a community upliftment activity at a common area in Mokopane. This is where taxis drop off primary school learners in the morning and pick up them up in the afternoon. It is "also one of the first places you see as you enter our town"  said Imogen Van Wyk the Programme Manager at Destiny Alive : an organisation that implements the GOLD programme in Limpopo.

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