Impacting Africa’s youth

gold-youth is a 14-year-old award-winning non-profit entity. We’ve used an evidence-based youth peer education model to reach over 55 000 young people in 123 communities in 4 countries and seen concrete results in social behaviour change, education and job creation.

Outcomes Research

gold measures its outcomes and impact in the following ways:
  • A rigorous monitoring and evaluation system within which a log frame approach (LFA) matrix stipulates performance indicators and corresponding standards for programme delivery.

  • Key proximal and distal outcomes are assessed through:

    • annual quantitative research (e.g. pre- and post-surveys and academic performance assessments)
    • annual qualitative research (e.g.: surveys, focus groups and interviews with: school principals, educators, community leaders, parents, Facilitator Interns, Peer Educators and peers).
    • External evaluations by independent organisations and or funders

Please contact us for more detail on our impact studies research

Our Footprint

The gold Model is scalable and is being rolled out in selected schools and communities in four African countries, with a ten-year vision for 38 countries by 2030.

Track Record To Date

16 881

Peer Leaders

There are 16 881 gold Peer Educators, trained and mentored, out in the world



gold has proudly facilitated a total of 842 job placements since 2015



gold has created 766 Facilitator Internships since starting the programme

53 454

Peers Reached

A total of 53 454 Peers and children measurably reached by gold Peer Educators

Beneficiaries reached in 2018


Youth Facilitator Workplace Internships 


Adolescent gold Peer Educators equipped and mentored.


Peers and younger children reached by gold Peer Educators.


Previously unemployed youth now in meaningful work or formal study opportunities


  • 1st Prize: Commonwealth Good Practice Education awards for a best practice model in supporting education in difficult circumstances

  • Best Health Project by the Mpumalanga Provincial AIDS Council

  • Impumelelo Social Innovation Award for Education

  • EMASA Education Best Practice Award

  • gold CEO selected as an Ashoka Fellow (Social Entrepreneurship and change making leadership)

  • Regional Business Women Achiever Awards: gold CEO was the winner in the social entrepreneur category.

  • Global Citizen Award: gold CEO nominated as one of four finalists in recognition of her innovation, action and impact in the alleviation of poverty.

  • Selected to be part of: Triga Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship: an accelerator network offering supporting to build high-impact, redemptive ventures that will positively impact the lives of an inclusive, broader community in Africa.

  • Selected to be part of: Ashoka Globalizer Programme: supporting best practice models, through a systems change approach, to facilitate global scale.

  • Impumelelo Social Innovation Awards: Award Winner for gold’s work towards systemic collaboration with Government

Annual Reports

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