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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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GOLD Grads pass Scooter Learners License

The youth unemployment crisis is a glaring problem that dares every South African citizen to take action. Giving young people from disadvantaged communities the necessary, and required skills to access decent employment is one of the actions that can be taken. GOLD recognizes this need; thus, strives to find opportunities for young people to be trained in a skill,and then connects them with prospective employers. The skill to drive a scooter license

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The struggles of a Stateless Child matter

We often hear about undocumented foreign nationals standing in long queues for their documentation, and the process taking a long time to be successful; yet it is not often one hears about their struggles that stem from being undocumented. On  the 10th of March, GOLD attended a dialogue hosted by The Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office and The South African Learning and Transformation Centre, which focused on the issue of Stateless Children in

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Hard work rewarded…

Grade 12 can be compared to the last stretch of a race, and the  most significant part to complete. If a young person would like to be employed or pursue tertiary education, they need to work hard to successfully pass their grade 12. Nonsindiswa Dlamini's award reveals that hard work is rewarded. Nonsindiswa was awarded top grade 12 learner at Khanyisani Secondary School in Mpumalanga. Similar to Nonsindiswa, Peer Educators from Inkunzi Secondary

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Standard Bank looking for tellers in Johannesburg

Standard Bank is looking for 108 tellers to work at their Johannesburg branches. The purpose of this opportunity is: To provide a consistently high quality frontline transaction service to customers encompassing the cashing of cheques, acceptance of deposits and the provision of change. To understand the risks associated with the handling of cash and maintain effective controls to manage these risks. To maintain a high level of integrity and ethical

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Become an entrepreneur while playing a game

In South Africa 1 out of 4 are unemployed. Entrepreneurship is one of the responses to this problem. This is because an entrepreneur sees challenges as opportunities to create socio-economic solutions. To be an entrepreneur one has to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Allan Gray Orbis Foundation in collaboration with GOLD Peer Education Development Agency, is calling for GOLD Grads to participant in an initiative that will seek to inspire them

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