Our audacious goal is to develop 10 million young African leaders with character and integrity to mobilise their generation with the knowledge, tools and support to reach their full potential, with concrete results in social behaviour change, education & job creation.

gold's COVID-19 Shine Squad

gold remains committed and in constant contact with our communities of practice and our youth in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa, finding safe ways of offering mentoring and support, and connecting youth with resources where possible. We are acutely aware of the additional burden that COVID-19 places on many of our vastly under-resourced communities, as well as the psycho-social impact that COVID-19—and all its varied implications in different homes—places on African youth. To help with this, we have also developed COVID-19 mini sessions, and coaching sessions, that are being shared via WhatsApp and facilitated in innovative ways among our youth to support their peers.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our goal stays the same: to develop 10 million young African leaders with character and integrity to mobilize their generation with the tools and support to reach their full potential, with concrete results in social behaviour change, education and job creation.

Imagine Africa’s potential if this generation of young people are given the platform and tools to confront and overcome the desperate circumstances they face, emerging as leaders despite the COVID-19 pandemic … Take a look at our Facebook page for some photos and videos of our young leaders in action during this time.

Our Purpose

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We believe in a revolution of hope

"Imagine if each young person believed that their life has purpose and value. Most young people in Africa are growing up in communities that offer no hope. If we are to unlock the social and economic potential of the world’s largest and youngest workforce, then we have to address systematic inequality. We have to change the narrative around the youth bulge crisis at the bottom of the pyramid; to see youth as the hope for our continent. There is no plan B.”

Susannah Farr, gold CEO The Programme

Hear our why

Watch this video to take a deeper look into what drives gold to dream of a generation that will choose to be the solution, to think differently; who will lead in every sector of society, counting the cost of true leadership.

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17 502

Peer Leaders

There are 17 502 gold Peer Educators, trained and mentored, out in the world

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790

Internships

gold has created 790 Facilitator Internships since starting the programme

1 043

Jobs

gold has proudly facilitated a total of 1 043 job placements since 2015

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54 696

Peers Reached

A total of 54 696 Peers and children measurably reached by gold Peer Educators

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