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gold Youth Development Agency (gold-youth)

Consumed by a vision of young Africans living out their given purposes in life and leading Africa into its full potential, Susannah Farr (gold CEO) founded a community-based NGO in 2000. Its primary aim was to test the theory of youth peer education where positive peer pressure is structured to bring about sustained community change through an ‘each one reach one’ approach. The birth of gold Youth Development Agency (gold-youth) in 2004, as a larger capacity building NGO, was the next natural step. gold-youth was started to respond pro-actively to the increasing incidence of risk behaviour and HIV infections among youth and its negative impact on education and future leadership. The gold-youth dream is to grow young leaders with character and integrity to mobilise their generation with the tools and support to reach their full potential, despite obstacles such as poverty, apathy, inadequate education, unemployment, orphanhood, gender inequality and HIV. Today gold-youth is a dynamic non-profit organisation contributing towards measurable outcomes in education, social behaviour change and job creation amongst grassroots youth across priority communities in Southern Africa. gold-youth  is served by an International Head Office team based in Cape Town, with supporting field operations and partners across selected provinces in South Africa, Zambia and Botswana with groundwork conducted into Zimbabwe. gold-enterprises (formally registered as gold Consulting) is an innovative, South African, for-profit social enterprise (Pty) Ltd (www.gold-enterprises.com). gold-enterprises was started in 2011 as a strategy of gold-youth to have a long-term, sustainable profit centre that contributes towards the work of gold-youth amongst the poorest of the poor and to serve as a vehicle which could in time become the biggest employer and placement vehicle of the gold Grad pipeline

Africa's greatest resource is its young people. With this in mind, we have committed ourselves to a role modelling and future-oriented education approach to sustained behaviour change. gold has a vision: To see a generation of young African leaders confronting the root issues of youth risk behaviour, through uplifting their communities and imparting vision and purpose to present and future generations. gold has a mission: To roll out quality youth peer education programmes in alignment to the gold model thereby empowering youth peer leaders to become positive role models and agents of social and economic change. gold has an audacious goal: To develop a million young African leaders with character and integrity to mobilise their generation with the knowledge, tools and support to reach their full potential.

Company Overview GOLD Peer Education is about unleashing the potential of young people to transform their lives and their communities. It's about restoring dignity, hope and vision. GOLD Peer Education is about young people realising their value and being empowered to make informed decisions about the challenges they face. It is about equipping influential young people to impact their peers through positive peer pressure. GOLD Peer Education is about transforming communities, one person at a time through teenagers. The vision of GOLD is to see a generation of young African leaders confronting the root issues of the AIDS and HIV pandemic, through uplifting their communities and imparting vision and purpose to present and future generations. Disclaimer: Please note that this site does not endorse individual requests for financial support, all such posts will be removed. Only GOLD as an agency will promote official fundraising campaigns through the GOLD FB administrator.

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