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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 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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Nurse Training Opportunity at MediClinic

Mediclinic's private higher education institution is offering training in nursing to obtain a certificate as an enrolled nurse. Applications will open on 1 November 2013 so make sure you have all the documents you need. Formal programmes will commence according to Mediclinic hospital needs and vacancies. Entry Requirements - Grade 12 with admission to higher certificate or equivalent - D aggregate (950 marks) – old senior certificate - Mathematical

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