Friends of GT Scholars – Thank you for helping us make a difference!

Friends of GT Scholars – Thank you for helping us make a difference!

Can you believe we’re already in November or Movember as some may call it?! I recently found out that this men’s health awareness month started off in 2003 with just 30 guys growing a mustache, and since then, it has spiraled to over 5 million Mo Bros and even Mo Sistas showing their support! Though I don’t think I’ll be wearing a fake mustache anytime soon! Anyway, enough mindless chatter, let’s get started with this week’s newsletter!

#DayofCode – An online workshop for young people!
This November we’ll be running a free 2-day coding workshop, which has been made possible by the Meet and Code 2020 Initiative, sponsored by SAP. A huge shout out to Rhys and Ahmed for sharing their expert skills with us! The workshop will introduce young people aged 11-16 to the world of coding and technology, where they will have the opportunity to design their very own mobile app! If you know of any young person or parent who’d be interested in this workshop, feel free to share this link with them!

Podcast interview anyone?
As part of our new Young Leaders programme, we’re looking for volunteers who are available to share their career stories and knowledge with young people in the video-podcast which will be led by our youth board! We’ll spend some time learning more about you and following this, some of our young people and their parents will get to ask questions live or send their questions in advance. Each interview and Q&A will last around 90 minutes, and the final edited video-podcast will be reduced to about 45 minutes. If you have some time to share about your career or life experience with our ambitious young people, please get in touch!

Volunteer Meetup – Save the date!
We’ll be hosting a virtual volunteer meetup this year! All friends of GT Scholars are welcome! This includes current volunteers, volunteer applicants and anyone interested in volunteering with young people! It would be great if you can make it! If you’d like to get involved in organising, please also feel free to get in touch. We’ll be sharing more details with you soon! For now, please pencil in Thursday 3rd December from 6pm-7:30pm into your diary.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Marilyn van Heerden

GT Scholars
Friends of GT Scholars Volunteers