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Golden Future in Africa

Golden Future in Africa

 

GOLDEN FUTURE 2017-2018

For the UW-GK year of 2017-2018, the goal is to offer the opportunity for Golden Future attendance. Each year we participate, we look to fundraise for the opportunity to go to South Africa to provide essential education in the prevention of HIV/AIDS. Look for future posts starting closer towards September 2017. If you are interested in more information email us at uwinnipeggk@gmail.com and direct your inquires to Ruth.

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Golden Future 2015/2016

A BIG THANK YOU TO REID FOR TRAVELING TO SOUTH AFRICA TO EDUCATE CHILDREN ABOUT HIV/AIDS AWARENESS IN AT-RISK COMMUNITIES.

 

 

Golden Future 2014/2015

A BIG THANK YOU TO JASON AND PATRICIA FOR TRAVELING TO SOUTH AFRICA TO EDUCATE CHILDREN ABOUT HIV/AIDS AWARENESS IN AT-RISK COMMUNITIES.

 

ABOUT THE SOUTH AFRICA PROJECT

Golden Future is an outreach project aimed at improving the lives of the youth and community members in one of South Africa’s most vulnerable communities, Khayelitsha.  The project is composed of two branches, the first focuses on working with high-school students to discuss issues such as HIV and AIDS, life skills, career planning and post-secondary education, and the importance of community engagement with students.  The second branch is dedicated to working with small business owners throughout the community to promote entrepreneurship, self-sustainability and create awareness of government initiatives and business laws.
 

OVERALL AIMS OF GOLDEN FUTURE

Help foster and promote sustainable change in townships around Cape Town by:

o Emphasizing self-esteem and self-empowerment;

o Teaching economic sustainability and growth;

o Teaching entrepreneurial thinking and providing information on South African Federal grants and loans;

o Raising awareness in the hopes of decreasing the spread of HIV/AIDS, unwanted pregnancies and instances of children left in orphanages;

o Fostering social responsibility and community development initiatives;

 

o Expanding the project to other cities in South Africa including Durban & Johannesburg.
 

GENERAL VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

In order to qualify for participation in the program, volunteers must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution or have graduated from a post-secondary institution, and must be able to:

{C}               {C}work effectively and apply sensitivity in culturally challenging environments;

{C}               {C}work effectively as a team member;

{C}               {C}work effectively in high stress, insecure and volatile environments for extended periods;

{C}               {C}adapt to constantly changing environments;

{C}               {C}exert confidence and think on your feet when dealing with challenging situations;

{C}               {C}problem solve and make wise decisions in stressful situations;

{C}               {C}speak and write English fluently;

{C}               {C}willing and able to participate in group and individual fundraising activities and must raise at least $500 prior to the trip; and

{C}               {C}attend all training sessions and other group meetings.  Absence at more than 3 meetings or training sessions may result in removal from the program.

 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email uwinnipeggk@gmail.com for additional information or an application form. 

 


 

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