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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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Parents and Teachers Workshop in Mpumalanga

On the 13th of  May 2016 the Mpumalanga team hosted a Parents and Teachers workshop. The purpose of this workshop, was to give parents and teachers an opportunity to learn more about the GOLD Peer Education Programme and explore their role as well as a school's role in supporting and promoting the programme. The teachers were encouraged to think about the sub-culture they should strive to create at school and within the community for effective peer

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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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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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ASRI Future Leaders Fellowship Program 2016

Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute (ASRI) is a pluralist domestic public policy institute, which conducts policy research, prototyping and advocacy in five key areas: Nation Building and Governance; Job Creation; Public Health; Public Education; Crime and Justice. ASRI is calling for applications for its Future Leaders Fellowship Program 2016. Graduates of the 2016 ASRI Future Leaders Fellowship Program are anticipated to go on to become influential

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Going back to basics-A GOLD training

In the last week of August as well the first week of September a group of 12 community development volunteers from Diepsloot, Gauteng, were part of a basic training about how to implement the GOLD programme. The volunteers benefited greatly from the session regarding the 7 Elements necessary to implement the programme like Programme Planning, Managing Facilitator, Managing Peer Educators and Reaching Peers and the community. The volunteers felt confident

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GOLD Rush Conference – Uniting Leaders.

During the week of the 14th of September, GOLD brought together an amazing team of young leaders, who are leading a ‘Revolution of Hope’ in their grassroots communities. GOLD Facilitators from Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, the Western Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Zambia as well as GOLD field and head office staff attended the GOLD Rush Conference. Starting off with the “Why are we here” discussion, the facilitators were encouraged and motivated

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Raising awareness on Teen Pregnancy

A group of GOLD Peer Educators, and Facilitator interns from Zambia organised an awareness  campaign about Teen Pregnancy on the 18th of July. They gathered at the Indeni football ground in Makululu compound, Kabwe . The field was filled with Peer Educators' peers, and key community stakeholders.  The programme started with drama pieces in which Peer Educators portrayed  scenarios related to Teen Pregnancy. The information provided during the

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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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