G.O.L.D. (Generation Of Leaders Discovered) in 2 implementing schools
Altogether reaching 400 Peer Educators weekly
Out of Schools Youth (OSY’s) Workshops with Life Skills training including the following
Job Application, CV’s and Interviews, Health management, Self Esteem, Assertiveness
Communication, Time Management, Money Management, leadership.
This past year we reached more than 600 OSY’s through workshops alone!
The YFC School HIV/AIDS program is an initiative which aims to reduce the incidence
of HIV?AIDS through increased abstinence of youth aged 7-19 years. This is achieved
through an empowering program resulting in skills and knowledge that promote self
sufficiency and confidence so youth can make protective and healthy sexual choices.
YFC Mpumalanga initiated its Peer Education programme in 2003, and has impacted 52
schools to date. Peer education in schools typically involves values based training
and supporting members of a given group to affect sustained behaviour change amongst
their peers and school communities. Peer educators are often described as “information
providers, referral agents and counsellors” and as being “effective in promoting
skills, creating a positive social norm and providing healthy lifestyle alternatives”.
Comprehensive programs such as “GOLD” incorporate key role players from all levels
of a community to bring about a positive school environment, in partnership with
HOPE HIV through with the Generation Of Leaders Discovered (GOLD) and Pepfar and
CDC, using their ACTIVE Youth Programs, we can continue to employ the youth.
For more information on how you could assist us please CONTACT US.
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