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Zambian Young Adolescents Tested at National VCT day

Zambia recently commemorated National VCT (Voluntary Counselling and Testing) day which took place on 28th June, 2013. YMCA Kabwe and GOLD were privileged to be part of this event which was organised by the District AIDS Task Force for Kabwe District and was held in Makululu Compound. Some of the Peer Educators decided to use that platform to take an HIV test and know their status. After testing one of the Peer Educators said, " I now know my HIV

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It’s hard work to work!

Have a read of this great article. Click here. These attributes apply to all of us: commit to the task, not to the clock show initiative be better than your colleagues have real confidence be innovative be resilient be fluent in English improve your numeracy skills If you have completed the three year Peer Educator Skills Training programme then you should have most of these qualities. Work hard at school and get work experience by volunteering

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Peer Educators shine at SA Idols!

These two young ladies believe  in their dream of winning SA Idols this year! Neliswa and Anele are part of the GOLD Peer Education programme  in their school, run by Hope2Educate.  Their confidence and courage are testament  to the success of the leadership programme. The 17-year-old twins each sang a solo and then sang Adele’s Someone Like You together, leaving judges Unathi Msengana and Gareth Cliff in tears. Watch their audition here. The

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Des All Geared up for Women’s Day

As Women's Days draws closer, Desiré Peters shares: "My convictions around the cause and passion for the issue at hand has grown considerably.  I am now more convinced that our time must not be absorbed around the prevalence or the goriness of the incidents but around addressing the root causes. And we must engage in this thinking process holding in tandem both rapist and victim alike. It has been thus far, a humbling experience and also raised

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Taking a stand against violence and sexual abuse

GOLD has a new champion! Our International Programme's Manager is Jumping for GOLD on Women's Day the 9th August 2013. Desiré is taking a stand (well, a fall) against violence and sexual abuse. To learn more and to see how to donate look at this!

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DEVELOPING YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAMME

The Commonwealth Youth Programme introduced the Discovering Young Leaders Programme (DYLP) in 2012. The objectives of DYLP are to: • Provide a forum for intergenerational dialogue between young leaders and youth development practitioners to build leadership capacities for young leaders through experience sharing. • Inspire young leaders to become ambassadors of good governance and leadership practices in their organisations and communities.

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Peer2Peer Workshops in May

Sarepta High School Workshop Sessions: My Self Esteem & Vision; My Values; Being a Leader “On the 18th of May 2013, we had our quarterly workshop. Peer Educators were very excited and enjoyed every moment, but we will especially never forget the last session, when I had an opportunity as a Ttrainer to share my story, what I had to go through and how peer education changed my life.  The response we got afterwards was amazing.  Even today the

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Upcoming Camp for Peer Educators from CAWO

With the help of principals, committed and enthusiastic peer educators and past peer educators, CAWO (a GOLD Implementing Organisation in the Western Cape) will be able to host a camp for their peer educators from 8-10 July 2013.  'In the midst of our financial crisis we wanted to thank our peer educators for their commitment to the program through the years even in difficult times.  We had discussions with past and present peer educators, and

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Needing career and study advice?

Here is a great website to help you answer some of the questions you might have around careers and studying. It can be very scary trying to decide on what steps to take so hopefully this can point you in the right direction. Visit: http://www.careerhelp.org.za/  

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Investec: Bursary Programme 2014

Investec is offering partial bursaries for the 2014 academic year to students who aim to study full time towards an undergraduate university degree in various fields. Applications close 30 September 2013. Degrees: Commerce (Economics, Business Economics, Accounting, Investments and Finance) BCom Informatics BSc Computer Science BSc Information Technology BIT-Bachelors of Information Technology BIS-Bachelor of Information Science Business Science

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