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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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Zambian Youth Policy on the airwaves

On the 23rd of July, Winford Musaku, a GOLD staff member from the Zambian office, was given the opportunity to be part of the panel of speakers who were invited to share their views on KNC Community Radio Station in Kabwe about the Tikambe Policy. The purpose of the radio programme was to create awareness about the policy.The policy speaks about the Zambian government's plan to empower youth through the Youth Development Funds. The overall objective

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Bank Learnership Opportunity

The BANKSETA invites individuals interested in the banking and micro-financing sector to apply for the one year Letsma Learnership Programme. This opportunity extends to individuals with disabilities. Successful candidates must meet the following criteria: Passed matric with an average of 60% in English and 50 % in maths or 60% pass in Accounting. Good communication in written and verbal English Must be currently unemployed and not presently participating

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Mission to a GOLDen Height

Our champion fundraising team, Mission to a GOLDen Height, have been featured on the SA Mountain website. Have a read of the article here:http://samountain.co.za/cold-winds-power-gold-hearts/

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Thank You Windlab!

Thank you so much to Windlab (www.windlab.com) for donating a generous amount to GOLD, through supporting the Mission to a GOLDen Height team, who will be climbing Mount Kenya in Aug/Sept this year. Windlab are an international Wind Energy Developer active in Southern Africa, Australia and USA, developing world class, environmentally- and socially-conscious wind projects.

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