Go for Gold Strikes Gold in Gauteng

23 January 2017  MEDIA RELEASE: GO FOR GOLD STRIKES GOLD IN GAUTENG   Go for Gold was created to improve the number of candidates from disadvantaged communities eligible to study towards a technical profession and secure employment. Through a unique partnership with companies in built environment and the Western Cape and Gauteng Departments of Education, Go […]

Students rewarded for resilience and determination to succeed

“If the Springboks can bounce back so can you!” This was the powerful message from community development specialist, Sizwe Mxobo an alumnus of the Go for Gold education-to-employment programme in his address to 82 students, who were today recognised for their extraordinary achievements at the 17th annual Go for Gold awards. His message encouraging resilience, […]

Tuition not enough to tackle youth unemployment

“Extra tuition is not enough,” says Go for Gold Programme Director, Patti Bruyns. “Given that most of our students grow up in poverty-stricken communities, where strong role models are sorely lacking, they need constant mentoring in addition to the academic support we provide, in order for them to develop their self-esteem and a belief that […]

Award-winning NPO to bring education to employment programme to Gauteng

Having successfully helped over 400 students in the Western Cape transition from high school to guaranteed employment in the Built Environment and related sectors, Go for Gold will open its first Gauteng campus in January 2015. Committed to rolling out their education to employment model to benefit many more young people from disadvantaged communities across […]