GOLD Peer Education

The gold Model

The gold Youth Peer Education Model has been implemented over the last 12 years, and draws on best practice global research, together with the learnings of pioneering organisations who have been implementing youth development programmes and peer education in Southern Africa for over a decade.

The gold Model uses the methodology of peer education, which harnesses the influence that young people have on their peers. Youth encourage each other to make informed choices and develop health-enhancing and purpose-driven social norms. Please email for a summary of the standards and curriculum outcomes.

The gold Model is measured against the following outcomes which are a result of instilling purpose and grit in targeted youth from disenfranchised and vulnerable communities.


The gold Model uses, among other key theories, the above Progression of Change, and embraces a role-modelling and future-orientated approach.


 The gold Model is based on the following core components:
  1. Structured 3 year track system for teenage Peer Educators & young adult Facilitator Interns
  2. Based on identified youth needs to address context specific root issues
  3. Cluster of 3-6 schools and community sites in one geographic area
  4. Community development framework
  5. Modelled by gold-youth and scaled through social franchisees
  6. Multiplied through past beneficiary human capital pipeline
  7. Youth focus and robust participant selection criteria
  8. Integrated within school system and policy frameworks
  9. Values and rights based
  10. Quality assured and accredited by gold-youth using gold monitoring and evaluation system and standards


The gold World