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Debate- influences and choices that affect young people

While most learners from Lungisani Secondary School ran home with their term two reports, Peer Educators and some of their peers ran into a classroom to engage in an exciting debate. The debate was about the different choices that young people make that have either a positive or negative impact on their lives, and the influences that shape their decision-making. The topics included: goal-setting, gender roles and reasons why young people engage in

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5 Minutes with a GOLD Grad- Khanya Cona

Khanya Cona left highschool in 2013 not only as a matriculate with many plans, but also as a young leader who had gone through the GOLD Peer Education programme.  A chance encounter three years later with a staff member from GOLD,  rekindled memories of being a Peer Educator and led to an opportunity to  be a volunteer intern at GOLD. On her last day, Khanya took five minutes to reflect on her experience before heading back to her hometown to

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Hard work rewarded…

Grade 12 can be compared to the last stretch of a race, and the  most significant part to complete. If a young person would like to be employed or pursue tertiary education, they need to work hard to successfully pass their grade 12. Nonsindiswa Dlamini's award reveals that hard work is rewarded. Nonsindiswa was awarded top grade 12 learner at Khanyisani Secondary School in Mpumalanga. Similar to Nonsindiswa, Peer Educators from Inkunzi Secondary

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Standard Bank looking for tellers in Johannesburg

Standard Bank is looking for 108 tellers to work at their Johannesburg branches. The purpose of this opportunity is: To provide a consistently high quality frontline transaction service to customers encompassing the cashing of cheques, acceptance of deposits and the provision of change. To understand the risks associated with the handling of cash and maintain effective controls to manage these risks. To maintain a high level of integrity and ethical

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ASRI Future Leaders Fellowship Program 2016

Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute (ASRI) is a pluralist domestic public policy institute, which conducts policy research, prototyping and advocacy in five key areas: Nation Building and Governance; Job Creation; Public Health; Public Education; Crime and Justice. ASRI is calling for applications for its Future Leaders Fellowship Program 2016. Graduates of the 2016 ASRI Future Leaders Fellowship Program are anticipated to go on to become influential

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Sweat for GOLD-Run for a good cause

In 2015 50 individuals participated in the “Sweat for GOLD” campaign as GOLD Champions. The “Sweat for GOLD” campaign is about ordinary people doing what they love and extraordinary to raise funds. These funds support GOLD’s vision to see a generation of young leaders in Southern Africa confronting the root issues of both HIV and youth risk behaviour, through uplifting their communities and imparting vision and purpose to present and future

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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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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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