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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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GOLD Grad leaves a mark

In early January 2015 GOLD lost one of its most treasured Facilitator interns: Sandile Mkhize. Sandile was 23 when he passed away unexpectedly. Although he was young he made great strides in uplighting his community especially young people and women. He joined the GOLD programme in 2009 and made a indelible mark in the lives of the young people with whom he interacted at Kwa Zulu Natal communities . One of the young people he mentored remembers him

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Employer’s Perspective

As  a young person looking for a job, it is important to consider what the employer is looking for in a potential employee. It is known that work-experience and having skills  that match the  job profile,  are two significant markers employers use to choose an employee. In addition, employers look for employees who possess soft skills that are just as important as hard skills. The soft skills include punctuality, the drive to learn more about

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Trip to Science Career Expo

In the month of August two Peer Educators from Kwapata in KZN were given the opportunity to attend the Science Careers Expo in Johannesburg for a week. The two Peer Educators were exposed to the various career paths they could choose in the science field. One of the Peer Educators expressed their experience of the expo and  said, "when I got there my level of thinking was raised in  a way that one will never imagine.I learned that a person has

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Peer Educators Celebrate the Women at their Schools

Although women's month has come to an end, women's contribution  in  society will always be remembered. On the 8th of August, Peer Educators  in two schools in Cape Town took the time respectively to appreciate their female teachers' hard work. Peer Educators from Livingstone High School created bookmarks with a brief history of Women's Day printed on them. These boo marks were given to  the teachers during the school's assembly. In doing so

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Anglo-American Offers the Chance to Learn

Anglo-American is inviting interested applicants in Mpumalanga to apply for a learnership. The interested applicants may apply for either of the following disciplines: Diesel Mechanic Fitter Electrician The applicants must have a sound knowledge of Safety Systems, Regulations and Standards with a high regard to safety and an excellent safety record. They must also have a N2/N3 technical qualification with relevant subjects per discipline. To learn

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Peer Educators Empowered to Write CVs

GOLD Peer Educators from Chingola and Kabwe (Zambia) were taught about Entrepreneurship as well as how to write a CV and be prepared for a job interview at a three-day workshop (11-13 August 2014) . The Peer Educators were not only taught the necessary preparation for entering  the work world; they were also encouraged to take responsibility for their futures. A Peer Educator who was at the workshop said, "I didn't know much about how to write

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