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Reflections of 2017

Thank you to all of our valued supporters and community partners for collaborating with gold-youth in 2017. Together we have deepened our contribution towards a hope-filled future for young people in Southern Africa. We honour our 52 Facilitator Interns who have trained, mentored, quality assured and journeyed life with 1582 teenage Peer Educators at grassroots, who in turn, during 2017 measurably served their 3718 Peers, seeing tangible

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World AIDS Day event

gold Peer Educators are committed to taking local action through their advocacy and community upliftment projects and events to contribute towards the sustainable development goals and change the status quo. Mpumalanga gold Peer Educators were active on World AIDS Day where they worked in partnership with local radio stations and community-based organisations such as Buhle Belushe Youth Development Centre, Masoyi Home Based Care Youth, Acts Clinic

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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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