GOLD Peer Education

Success Stories

Success Stories: Zambia

My name is Nkweto Bwalya,and I am a gold Mentor Peer Educator at Nchanga site in Zambia. I am 16 years old in a family of 4, and I am the second born. Before I became a gold Peer Educator, I didn’t have the confidence to lead a team and speak at public events. It was a struggle to get to an event, and represent any group; although I was engaged in school activities, it was a problem…

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Success Stories: KwaZulu Natal

A Change for the Better

My name is Andile, I’m 15 years old and am in Grade 11. I am an orphan living with my grandmother and I know that life can never be perfect…

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The Message Giver is the Strongest Message

Sithembiso Ntuli is a 24-year old visionary from KwaZulu Natal. In January 2017 Sithembiso started as a Sites Coordinator for a gold Social Franchisee called Hope2Educate. Sithembiso started his journey with gold-youth as a gold Peer Educator at Umkhumbane Secondary School, then later completed his gold Facilitator Internship giving back to him community and empowering hundreds of other adolescent gold Peer Educators…

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Success Stories: Mpumalanga

Ready to conqueror the world

I am 18 years old and I’m a peer educator. It’s my third year in the gold programme.
Before I joined gold my life was difficult. I was angry at the world because I’m HIV positive and I thought my life is over. I was even afraid to share about my HIV status. I couldn’t imagine my self being successful because of the things I’ve been through. Being part of gold helped me to start believing in myself. I have learned a lot and have discovered my strength…

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Success Stories: Western Cape

My name is Alice. I have a friend that is in the gold peer education programme. Recently I discovered that   my father is HIV positive. He is the only breadwinner in the house. I was shocked because I did not know how to react to this news. At first I thought that I cannot share this with anyone because I was afraid of being judged. But then I decided to share it with my friend who is a gold peer educator…

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