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Bridging the gap between employer and GOLD Grads

On the 26th of June five GOLD Grads (GOLD alumni) walked into the Training Room Online offices in Cape Town ready to meet and engage with senior management from the company Training Room Online. The purpose of the workshop is to build bridges between two worlds: ‘corporate’ and ‘youth’, and paint an insightful picture of the frustrations experienced by job seekers and employers. This workshop creates an authentic space where young people,

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GOLD Grads attend the WEF Community Conversations

3rd of June 2015-400 young people attended the Community Conversations event organised by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the  Bertha Centre  for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This event is one of the events organised for the World Economic Forum on Africa  2015 . The Community Conversations event focused on bringing together young people from different walks of life and engaging them on topics surrounding Entrepreneurship

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Raymond Ackerman Academy – July 2015 Intake

The Raymond Ackerman Academy is a post-matric level academy that offers an inspiring and innovative six month, full time programme in entrepreneurial development. The course aims at empowering young people on their entrepreneurial journey while developing their business and life skills. It is practical, builds up on existing skills and allows students to express themselves and their creativity. Ultimately the Academy wishes to assist individuals

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Murray & Roberts Bursaries

Murray & Roberts is offering bursaries in mechanical, industrial, electrical and mining engineering as well as quantity surveying and building/construction management. Successful applicants enter into a bursary loan agreement with Murray & Roberts in order to reap the benefits.   To take advantage of this opportunity click on the below link. http://murrob.graduate.erecruit.co.za/candidateapp/Jobs/Browse/ Disclaimer: GOLD Peer Education

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A blanket donation in season

As winter settled in Cape Town in the months of March and April, learners from schools in Kraafontein received a generous donation of blankets from a caring group of friends in the USA, spurred on by Michelle Young. This donation came as a result of Michelle Young's visit to Cape Town in November 2014 when she was seconded to GOLD  as part of Ashoka’s Executive in Residence Programme. This programme is about giving Ashoka Fellows the opportunity

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The Power of a Conversation

Today -29th of April- eight young past Peer Educators (GOLD Grads)  from Zambia  between the ages of 21 and 24 sat with other young men to discuss topics related to Sexual Reproductive Health. These young men were part of the eleven participants invited by the organisation called  Restless Development. Restless Development organised this discussion under their project  Tikambe  Radio Show . This discussion served to  firstly gauge the perspectives

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PetroSA offers a Learnership

PetroSA is inviting prospective candidates to apply for the NQ1 Chemical Operations Learnership. PetroSA can only offer 15 unemployed youth the learnership. The learnership is for 12 months. Interested applicants need to meet the following requirements: Have a Matric certificate Be proficient in English Be able to work within a Chemical Process Plant environment Having basic computer literacy would be an advantage   In order to learn more about

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Susannah Farr Sweats for GOLD

In exactly five days, Susannah Farr (GOLD CEO) will begin the three-day stage Pronutro AfricanX Trail run.  She says that over the past ten years she has had the honour "to witness 10 400 young leaders' lives in Southern Africa transformed by the lifetime toolkit of skills, leadership development and a connection to future opportunities, which in turn inspire change in their schools and communities". It because of these young leaders and many more

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An enlightening “Train the Trainer” Workshop

In the week of the 16th of February, GOLD field staff members from Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Kraafontein (WC) came together to be orientated with the GOLD Model as well as be trained about their role in the implementation process. The team was  introduced  to the  key concepts that will support them in the delivery of the GOLD programme.  After days of absorbing important information and shared insights, the team went to a school in Kraafontein

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Cycling Champions

In exactly 15 days and 9 hours GOLD cyclists will be "Sweating for GOLD" as they confront the climb up Smitswinkel.  This year 25 cyclists chose to purchase a ticket and endure the challenges embedded in the cycle tour in support of GOLD's dream to see a generation of young people from African grassroots communities empowered to influence change in their communities. One of the cyclists who will be cycling for the first time says that she is "excited

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