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Past Peer Educators make a difference

Two past Peer Educators from Zambia Vincent Mwelwa and Cypriano Chilekwa were chosen to be part of the Restless Development Zambia initiative as volunteers in the month of September. These young adults were part of the twenty-two volunteers selected out of two-hundred applications. As part of the initiative, the participants were asked to go to rural communities and schools to facilitate discussions with young people about topics such as sexual

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Peer Educators made ready for the work world

In the beginning of November Peer Educators in the Western Cape gathered on different days at respective schools for the work-readiness workshop. At Macassar High School Peer Educators were given information about the various career and tertiary education options they could choose from. Peer Educators who met at Masibambane High School had a similar experience. They were also taught on how to compile a CV,  write an application letter and be prepared

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Be Prepared

In a month and a few days time, the National Senior Certificate Examinations will commence. This is the time when matriculates in every  South African school will be required to recall what they have learnt and apply their minds. It is therefore important for students to use their time wisely. There are a number of activities that rob a student of their time. These include: excessively watching television, being idle, spending alot of time with

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Training filled with excitement-Ndola

Fifty-six Peer Educators gathered at the Ndola-Kawama site in Zambia  for a two day Mentor Peer Educators training and a three day Work-Readiness workshop. The training took place between the 1st and 2nd of September, and the workshop happened between the 3rd and  5th of September. One thing that stood out from the training was that Peer Educators were excited about using their life story as a tool to influence others for positive change. A Mentor

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National Senior Certificate 2nd Chance Project

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is offering young people who wrote their matric examinations between 2011 and 2013, but did not succeed, an opportunity to rewrite and receive their National Senior Certificate for free. The students must have received an average above 25% in the following subjects: English, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Accounting. When applying, applicants are required to submit the attached form,

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Contact Centre Training Opportunity

Bytes People Solutions is inviting potential candidates who are interested in obtaining a national qualification in Contact Centre Support (NQF Level 2).  The programme will run for a period of one year. Able-bodied as well as disabled citizens may apply.  If you are interested in applying, you will need to meet the following requirements: Applicants must: •             be South African citizens •             be locally-based

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Western Cape Facilitators Trained to Advocate

At the end of June, GOLD's Facilitators in the Western Cape gathered for an Advocacy workshop - aiming to help them understand what advocacy is, consider some practical examples, understand campaign target markets and learn methods and techniques. Participants had the opportunity to practice four advocacy techniques and look at who could assist them with tackling some of the big issues in their communities. The Facilitators enjoyed the workshop and

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‘Equipped to Serve’ training in the Western Cape

On 22-25th of July, Facilitators in the Western Cape participated in the 'Equipped to Serve' (ETS) Counselling training. The objectives of this training were: to equip Facilitators as non-professional counsellors to be able to deal with someone in crisis, to provide them with the skills needed to help someone facing a difficulty or challenge to equip Facilitators to come alongside Peer Educators to help them find solutions to their problems/challenges.

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Taking a stand against violence and sexual abuse

GOLD has a new champion! Our International Programme's Manager is Jumping for GOLD on Women's Day the 9th August 2013. Desiré is taking a stand (well, a fall) against violence and sexual abuse. To learn more and to see how to donate look at this!

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Equipped to Serve – Love in Action

Learning to serve  communities by Recognising and Referring those in need to the right resources is a critical and necessary role of GOLD peer education practitioners everywhere.  In July 2013, 10 GOLD trainers undertook a 4 day intensive training, titled "Equipped to Serve"- developed and adapted by Cyndi Phykil for the South African context. The aim of this workshop was to: Equip a non-professional counselor to be able to help someone in crisis

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