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GOLD Peer Education

GOLD Peer Education

Summary: GOLD harnesses the power of peer-to-peer influence in South African secondary schools by training young adults to make informed choices and develop health-enhancing and purpose-driven habits. Through evidence-based curricula, the youth peer education model returns these leaders to their classrooms to influence fellow classmates. --- GOLD partners with community-based organizations in the implementation of its GOLD Peer Education program targeting high school level student leaders as catalysts to bring about personal, group, and community change. At the heart of the program is the belief that "the strongest message is the message giver." Adolescent Peer Educators from underserved schools who demonstrate leadership potential a...

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GOLD Peer Education

GOLD harnesses the power of peer-to-peer influence in South African secondary schools by training young adults to make informed choices and develop health-enhancing and purpose-driven habits. Throu...

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  • Description of Scale and Reach

    The full GOLD Peer Education model is implemented in over 120 communities in 3 countries. Over 10,500 school-going-age youth have completed the three years of the GOLD Peer Education program. In 2012, through its newly established consulting arm, GOLD developed a product called Peer2Peer which is designed to be a "DIY" product for scalability of the good practices associated with the GOLD Peer Education model. This product is currently being used in 9 additional communities in the Western Cape and 5 communities in Botswana.

  • Countries

    South Africa, Botswana, Zambia