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Opportunity for Part-Time Work - Teach Me 2

BEST OPPORTUNITY FOR PART-TIME WORK!

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Student years are the best! We'd love to make them even better for you.

 How?

 Well, so much of the part-time work available to you as a student involves poor pay, degrading work, and generally awful times. What we offer is quite the opposite.

We’d like to introduce ourselves… we are Teach Me 2, the top private tutoring agency in South Africa. We have partnered with Golden Key to bring you the most awesome part-time work opportunities while you study!

 How can working for Teach Me 2 make your student years even better?

  • Flexibility – pick & choose your own tutoring jobs to suit your schedule
  • Freedom – you are still free to work privately or with another agency
  • Moola Moola – earn a decent pay cheque every month
  • Employability – distinguish yourself in the workforce with Teach Me 2 on your CV
  • Be a hero – help a struggling learner and change their life prospects (epic winning!)
  • Join the best team – everything is awesome; everything is cool when you're part of a team!

 

Click here to get the best opportunity to work part-time as a student!

 

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GOLDEN KEY DIRECTORS

CHARLENE IN AMERICA - DORETTE IN SOUTH AFRICA

During June 2014, Charlene Gunter was installed in her post as Director - Corporate Relations at the Golden Key International Honour Society Head Quarters in Atlanta.  Dorette took over from her as Director - South Africa.

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                               Charlene handing over the reigns to Dorette

Brad Rainey, CEO of Golden Key announced:

We are excited to announce that Charlene Gunter will be joining the Golden Key Atlanta international office staff on 16 June as our new Director of Corporate Relations! Charlene has been the Director of South Africa for 7 years and has been successful and instrumental in managing the GK South African office.   During her time as Director, Charlene was pivotal in creating more than 21 corporate relationships and 15 recruiting partnerships that brought benefits to her members as well as incredible financial support to Golden Key. South African membership grew under her leadership as she added 6 new GK chapters during her tenure as well.

As the Director of Corporate Relations, Charlene will be responsible for all corporate partnerships, sponsorships, member benefits and most importantly, creating a new GK Job and Internship Program.  The Job and Internship Program will not only provide tangible  benefits to our GK membership but also will serve as a new revenue stream for the Society.  “I am so excited to be joining the GKHQ staff and look forward to bringing many new corporate relationships and tangible jobs and internships to our members worldwide,” said Charlene.

We are also thrilled to welcome Dorette Parsons as the new Director of South Africa.  Dorette comes to Golden Key with extensive experience in business, finance and exemplary involvement in non-profit and education. She holds a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and will complete an Advanced Program in Taxation at the end of 2014.  Dorette’s overall business background and her skills in strategic planning and management will help to continue the positive growth with GK South African chapters.  “I am honored to be the new Director of South Africa and look forward to continuing the positive growth and image of Golden Key throughout South Africa,” said Dorette.

Please join me in congratulating them both and welcoming Charlene to the Atlanta office. 

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SPARK A CHANGE

Golden Key is proud to announce SPARK a Change, our new global service initiative. The mission of SPARK a Change is to bring all our chapters together towards a common objective: to impact and improve the lives of at-risk youth across the globe through literacy, education and real-world preparedness.

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It is estimated that one in five adults in the world cannot read or write. Even among those who are literate, many face challenges in receiving a quality education. As a society that recognizes the importance of education, Golden Key identifies literacy, education and real world preparedness skills as rights that everyone is entitled to. In an attempt to improve the lives of those who are not fortunate enough to receive a quality education or have tough circumstances to overcome, Golden Key’s SPARK a Change will give members, advisors and volunteers the opportunity to help youth who may not have the resources to reach their full potential.

With the creation of SPARK a Change, Golden Key projects that our chapters will help us complete our goal of more than $40,000 raised, 400,000 hours of service performed and the lives of more than 400,000 people affected by the year 2017! Golden Key will also give out scholarships totaling $1,000 this year to chapters who have the greatest impact in their communities.

When all of our chapters can work together towards a common goal, we can truly move the needle on important societal issues. We are so excited to see all the wonderful projects that our members get involved in. YOU can SPARK a Change!

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Want to get involved? Log into http://www.goldenkey.org and click “Chapter Toolkit” in the upper right hand corner to visit the Service Toolkit with helpful guides on how to get started.

 

400 000 HOURS

400 000 LIVES

$40 000

 

THE CHALLENGE IS ON

 

 

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UCT - Thank you note: Need to Read events

From the Golden Key team, we would just like to thank everyone for their support and attendance to the Need to Read events. Saturday was a great experience, not only for the children, but for the volunteers as well. We have attached a few pictures from the event-more of which are on our facebook page and will be on the site as soon as it is launched:). It would be highly appreciated if those who attended the Need to Read events could please email a short review of their experience to ptrcha019@myuct.ac.za

We plan on holding many more great outreach events-all of which need your support. Our next event will be held on Saturday-Blisters for Blankets-which is a charity walk from lower campus to Rhodes Memorial-we plan on using all funds collected to attain Winter essentials for the homeless, so please spread the word and get involved:). Look out for our Golden Key committee members who will be promoting this event today and Thursday around campus:)

 

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UWC Paint the School Project - Nooitgedacht Primary

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This is a continuous project and one of many: Outreach 1: Nooitgedacht Primary 15 March 2014

The Golden Key UWC Chapter is working closely with Nooitgedacht Primary School.

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Congratulations - Muhammed Bilaal Ismail!

Golden Key wants to congratulate Muhammed Bilaal Ismail for being named the winner of the Student Leader of the Year 2013!

We received high standard applications!

The Statement from the winner:

Bilaal.png"The University of KwaZulu-Natal chapter of the prestigious Golden Key International Honour Society has seen vibrant growth over the past few years. During this time, I had the privilege of working in a few key roles in the chapter, namely, Webmaster, Chapter President and Central President. I am immensely grateful to our fellow South African Chapters for their wonderful and influential Golden Key projects which had motivated me to overcome our challenges here. They had catalysed our team to fulfil the potential of our Golden Key chapter and try to make it one of the best in the country! Furthermore, I cannot underscore the immense value that each member and advisor has brought to our portfolio more firmly and even though our Chapter received two special recognition awards in 2013, we still have a vision to progress. The team will continue to go all-out in 2014!

Having said this, I am absolutely honoured to receive the Student Leader of the Year 2013 award. I see it not only as an epitomizing personal achievement, but also as a reflection of the success that the UKZN Golden Key Chapter has attained. By winning this award, I have proven to myself that I am a person who can lead further, encourage others and keep growing. I sincerely hope to continue this trend and one day become a guiding influence to better our community in every way. I wish to express my sincere appreciation and thank Golden Key for providing me with the opportunities to reach this point and for selecting me as the recipient of this esteemed award."

More information about this award valued at R10 000.00.

Golden Key International Honour Society recognises the most gifted students on campuses around the world.  Active Golden Key members are leaders in academics, on campus and in the community.  The Society has designed an award to honour these students for their visionary leadership.

The Regional Student Leader of the Year Awards are designed to recognise one talented Golden Key member per region for outstanding commitment to Golden Key, as well as for campus and community leadership and academic achievement.

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Congratulations - Akinlolu Makinwa Winner: Study Abroad Scholarship Award US$1,000

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I hereby wish to express my profound gratitude to the Golden Key International Honour Society for selecting me for the 2013 study abroad scholarship award. Thank you for the honour bestowed on me, my family, my University and my country. Winning this award among many applicants is a milestone for me and a confirmation of my call to contribute to the emergent and essential field of youth and family ministry, especially in Africa. It also means, to me, that Golden Key International Society recognizes the fact that all field of study has the potential to make impact in the society. Since I have come to a conclusion that the fruits of all scientific and technological advancements are likely to be nullified if the present predicaments of youth and families, which constitute any society, are not addressed as essential to a stable economy, peaceful coexistence and sustainable community development projects, I have committed myself to the study of youth and family and empowerment of youth and families.

As a practical Theologian, this award will assist me to pursue my quest to be grounded in the study of youth and families in order to become a resource-person for prospective and practicing youth and family ministers in Africa. This award will help me to collaborate and dialogue with fellow youth and family ministers abroad as we continue to seek effective ways to address the challenges faced by youth and families. The lessons learnt from my study abroad will also contribute to the outcome of my PhD dissertation in Youth Ministry as I seek to identify, analyze and establish the theological foundations of youth and family ministry for a good life-transforming practice.

My graduate school concentration is youth ministry but I am focusing on youth and family ministry approach. My home town is Ilesa which is situated in Osun State in the Western region of Nigeria. Presently, I am affiliated with the South African Council of Educators (SACE) with a temporary registration number F 11124015,  Canticum Novum Stellenbosch University which is a 55 year old Choir, the Golden Key Stellenbosch University Chapter, and the Deeper Life Campus Fellowship at Stellenbosch University.

Other awards that I have won include:

·      The University of Stellenbosch merit award for students with Cum Laude 2013.

·      HOPE Bursary award from the Faculty of Theology, University of Stellenbosch 2011/2012.

·      South Korean Missionaries Scholarship Award for African Student studying Theology 2010–2012.

·      Educating Africans for Christ (EAFC), United States of America scholarship award 2008.

 

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Congratulations - Jacques van der Berg Winner: Study Abroad Scholarship Award US$1,000

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Personal Statement by Jacques van der Berg

I would kindly like to express my gratitude to the Golden Key Honor Society and the Golden Key Board of Directors for the amazing support I received with the scholarship. The 2013 study abroad scholarship will definitely support me in my studies abroad, especially the research I am working on in collaboration with Stellenbosch University in South Africa and Lund University in Sweden.

 

The conduction of an evaluation and development study in both a South African and European context as mentioned above could be very interesting in the development of Packaging and Logistics. Furthermore, based on the collaboration in packaging logistics with Stellenbosch University and Lund University, the investigation of packaging systems in Europe and South Africa will be researched in my Master’s Thesis. Such studies are rare and needed in the further development of knowledge.   

 

Personal Quote

“I would kindly like to express my gratitude to the Golden Key Honor Society and the Golden Key Board of Directors for the amazing support I received with the scholarship.” “I am grateful for the support I received in order to work on my Master’s Thesis in collaboration with Stellenbosch University in South Africa and Lund University in Sweden.”

 

Graduate school concentration

Stellenbosch University, MComm in Logistics Management

 

Home town

Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa

We wish Jacques all the best with his future endeavours!

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