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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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Peer2Peer Workshops in May
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Sarepta High School Workshop Sessions: My Self Esteem & Vision; My Values; Being a Leader “On the 18th of May 2013, we had our quarterly workshop. Peer Educators were very excited and enjoyed every moment, but we will especially never forget the last session, when I had an opportunity as a Ttrainer to share my story, what I had to go through and how peer education changed my life.  The response we got afterwards was amazing.  Even today the

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Upcoming Camp for Peer Educators from CAWO

With the help of principals, committed and enthusiastic peer educators and past peer educators, CAWO (a GOLD Implementing Organisation in the Western Cape) will be able to host a camp for their peer educators from 8-10 July 2013.  'In the midst of our financial crisis we wanted to thank our peer educators for their commitment to the program through the years even in difficult times.  We had discussions with past and present peer educators, and

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Needing career and study advice?

Here is a great website to help you answer some of the questions you might have around careers and studying. It can be very scary trying to decide on what steps to take so hopefully this can point you in the right direction. Visit: http://www.careerhelp.org.za/  

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Standard Bank Peer2Peer Educator Workshop: A Great Success!
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On 10Th and 11th May, we had our Standard Bank Peer2Peer Educator workshop in the Western Cape, hosted at the Ocean View Hotel in Somerset West.  The purpose of the workshop was to: • Orientate schools to the Peer2Peer programme. • Afford principals, educators and school governing body members an opportunity to find out more about the programme in their school and the important role they play in the success of the programme and how the Peer2Peer

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Sister Champions for GOLD
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It is with great excitement that we announce that GOLD has 2 amazing sisters who are Sweating for GOLD. Rene Stegmann and her sister Caren are running the gruelling 3 day AfricanX Trail run from the 19th  - 21st April. We are so grateful for your hard work and support of GOLD. Good luck with all the training and enjoy the journey.

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PEP Stores tours Zambia Implementing Partners
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Peer Educators with PEP Managers, Society for Poverty Eradication PM, Facilitators and GOLD Zambia National Manager.  The GOLD Zambia Community of Practice recently had the opportunity to meet with staff members from PEP stores across 3 provinces,  Mr. Paul Mbewe, People Support Manager from PEP Zambia Head Office led the delegation of managers who managed to visit Society for Poverty Eradication ( Ndola), Mwaiseni Home Based Care ( Luanshya),

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Are you participating in an upcoming sporting event?
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You can be a GOLD Champion! If you're running the Two Oceans, cycling the Argus, or involved in any other sporting/adventure event, GOLD needs you. By simply doing what you love (and possibly shedding some blood, sweat and tears In the process!) you can raise funds to ensure that our young African leaders are equipped to confront the root issues of both HIV and  youth risk behaviour, through uplifting their communities and imparting vision

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TEDxCapeTownED – Xola Sdiki – The Power of Peers

Xola is an 18 year old male who was selected as a GOLD Peer Educator when he was in grade 10 due to his leadership potential (He says he was already influencing people, just not in a good way!). He lives in Kraaifontein, a community riddled with poverty, gangsterism and crime. Xola grew up in a single parent household with four siblings. In this inspirational talk from TEDxCapeTownED, Xola lays out his personal transformation and the impact on the

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