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Preparing for the future-Work Readiness Training

On the 5th,6th and 31st of October, Work Readiness trainings were held at respective schools in the Western Cape. Work Readiness training is designed to build Peer Educators' career development knowledge, skills and increase their awareness about job as well as study opportunities. At a school in Khayelitsha, Peer Educators were educated about how to open a bank account, get their ID book, write their CV ,and how to behave at an interview. The information

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Moshal Scholarship Programme Opportunity

The Moshal Scholarship Programme is inviting candidates to apply for a scholarships in the following fields:  Commerce, Engineering, Sciences (not Social), Medicine (Including Pharmacy), Law (Bcomm, not BA) and IT Criteria : • Household income should not exceed R75 000 per year • Must have a place at one of the universities : UCT, Stellenbosch, NMMU, Rhodes, WITS, UP, UFS and KZN • Academics of +- 65% Applicants must provide: • Pay slip

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The youth of 2015 take a STAND

Thirty-nine years ago a group of young people made their voices heard as they staged a protest against the unjust education system of the time. On the 16th of June 2015, young people from  Mpumalanga and Gauteng gathered in their respective communities  and celebrated the day by expressing their objection with one voice  against the challenges within their communities. At Inkunzi High School, Mpumalanga, GOLD Peer Educators, Facilitators and teachers

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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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Mandela Day-Giving more than 67 minutes

On Mandela Day Celebration, 18 July 2015, GOLD Peer Educators and Facilitator interns did more than their 67 minutes-they gave 2 full days to volunteering alongside The Gift of Joy and Diepsloot Word Centre Church. The Gift of Joy and Diepsloot Word Centre Church organised a Soup Kitchen and Fun Day for the kids in Dieplsoot.  The Peer Educators and Facilitators helped with preparations for the soup kitchen a day before the main event. They rolled

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Training future leaders is not in vain

A glance at some of the stories in the media, and one may be easily  led to feel hopeless about the nation's future. However, the accounts that GOLD receives from the young people who are being equipped and empowered paints a picture of the idea that training Africa's future leaders is not in vain. In the past two months  different kinds  training have been conducted at the various communities of practice in South Africa and Zambia.  These trainings

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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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GOLD Grad-A promising Entrepreneur

Talent Mabuza is a young man from a humble rural  area in Mpumalanga. He says his life was  "was transformed from lot of anger and sadness" when  he became a GOLD Peer Educator in 2007. He was introduced to the GOLD programme while he was a grade 10 student at Ngodini High school. He says that he did not know the kind of impact the programme would have on his life. The activities he did with the other Peer Educators, like provide vital information

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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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GOLD Facilitator on the airwaves

At a local radio station in Kabwe (Zambia) the representative from the Kabwe district health management board, youth worker from Restltaess Development and a GOLD Facilitator were set to express their views.It was on the 16th of January when these opinion leaders discussed issues concerning health services for the youth in the Kabwe district. The GOLD Facilitator says that he chose to be part of the radio programme because he "wanted to be part of

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