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Soon-to-be lawyer, gold Grad Andisiwe, dares to dream!

My name is Andisiwe Sipamla. I am based in Gauteng and am currently pursuing my articles at Bowman Gilfilllan Inc.  As a gold Grad – what did you enjoy most about the programme?  First, the programme facilitated a safe and free space within which peer educators as a collective could engage on various issues affecting us as teenagers without the fear of being judged, rejected and/or feeling prejudiced against. I was fascinated by

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gold Continues the Food-Growing Journey!

On Saturday, gold took another exciting step on our journey to expose our youth to the opportunities in the food system! Recognizing the real food security crisis, not only in our communities, but globally, we are piloting HiGro Tower Gardens in our gold Kraaifontein schools (Hector Peterson, Masibambane and Bloekombos) and taking this project on as our Advocacy Campaign for the year!  Peer Educators from all four tracks, along with their

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gold Grad, Navinga, now a Community Journalist

"My name is Navinga Ndawa, I am 24 and I joined the gold peer education programme in Zambia in 2010. When I joined I was just some girl who knew absolutely nothing about personal development. I had low self-esteem and never believed in myself. However, as we continued meeting and having sessions with my fellow Peer Educators and Mr Winford Musaka (our Facilitator), I started learning and discovering more about myself and I got to learn how to interact

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Abigail’s golden grit pays off!

Abigail Mulenga, a past gold Facilitator Intern from Chingola, Zambia, shares her story....   Who said you are a failure? Who told you that you will not make it? Only you can limit yourself if you give up on your dreams. Don’t give up! Keep on dreaming and your dreams will come alive! I am a product of gold! A Generation Of  Leaders Discovered. From way back as a young girl I always dreamed of nursing! Doing house chores I used to

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Training Future Care & Support Assistants

gold is collaborating with the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) on an exciting initiative to train out-of-school youth as Care and Support Assistants who will be placed as interns in selected schools across the province. The training equips these youth with crisis counselling skills, essential to their future work requirements. gold is passionate about education leading to job creation and we're excited to be able to partner with the WCED

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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-youth Wins Bronze Ministerial Youth Excellence Award

gold-youth was proud to receive a bronze award in the Department of Social Development Western Cape’s annual Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards on 28 November 2017 in the category 'Creating Youth Leaders'.  The awards recognize outstanding organizations and individuals who have contributed towards youth excellence and best practice in their fields. Some of our gold-youth team, Mahlatse Langa, Anthony Baatjies and Eric Mtimkulu,

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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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