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Youth Day: gold Youths Set up Street Store and Say No to Poverty

16 June 2018 - Masoyi gold Youth Peer Education Programme worked with Humphrey Mokoena - one of our gold Grads and our past Facilitator Intern - in implementing his concept of a Street Store for the first time in Mpumalanga. The aim of the Street Store is to give away clothes to the needy through the setup of a clothing store. Every community upliftment action taken by our youth this year is aligned with one of 3 chosen Sustainable

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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 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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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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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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Spirit of Africa Opportunity-Be a Mentor

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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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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