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THE BRIDGE PROJECT EMPOWERS THROUGH “YES” PROGRAMME

07/10/20 1:53 PM

The Bridge Project empowers young women through programs including Youth Economic Strengthening (YES).

A group of young women have been empowered and encouraged to start their catering business and currently operating formally.

YES champion, Lihle Zuma said they are in the process of helping the group register their business. 

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THE BRIDGE ENCOURAGES PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES FOR COVID-19

05/15/20 2:17 PM

The Bridge, a project of YFC / KZN in Durban encourage the public to continue taking precautionary measures to stay safe and stop the spread of Coronavirus.

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THE BRIDGE PROJECT MEET THE US AMBASSADOR

12/10/19 10:56 AM

A project of Youth For Christ/ KwaZulu- Natal, The Bridge that is based in Durban was among those who were showcasing their work during the recent visit of the United States Ambassador, Lana Marks.

Most of the KZN non- profit organisations who are the beneficiaries of PEPFAR  (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief)   programs were gathered at the Umlazi U21 Clinic last Friday, 27 December 2019  together with the Dreams programme ambassadors and beneficiaries. Marks said she was delighted to meet, greet and engage with PEPFAR programs beneficiaries and the Dreams girls. “PEPFAR is the U.S. government’s initiative to help save the lives of those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS around the world. And we hope that our programmes are helpful and contributing positively in the lives of children and youth of South Africa”, she explained.

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HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS EXCITED OVER MATHS AND GEOMETRY TEXTBOOKS

12/4/19 12:48 PM

Pupils from Ethekwini West and North High schools were excited when they received textbooks for subjects such as Mathematics, Geometry, History, Computer Science and novels in recent months.

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DEBRIEFING CAMP PREPARES THE BRIDGE STAFF FOR THE NEW FINANCIAL YEAR

10/16/19 1:49 PM

Bridge, a project of YFC/KZN camped out with all their staff to reflect on the previous financial year and to discuss and plan for the upcoming financial year. The camp took place at Vuleka Centre in Bothas Hill on the 9th – 11th of October 2019.

The Bridge Project Director, Thulani Zondi said the team had an opportunity to strategise and share ideas on how they can expand the project and cater for children aged between 10 – 14 years. “We shared ideas and strategies on how the project can recruit the new age group. The team suggested that we target primary schools who are experiencing a high rate of teenage pregnancy in grade 6 and 7 and other social ills”, Zondi explained.

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THE BRIDGE TEAM BUILDING AIMS TO BRING POSITIVE RESULTS

04/29/19 10:30 AM

The Bridge team hosted a team building day at Umgeni Road Park next to the YFC/KZN Durban offices on Friday, 12 April 2019. The aim of the team building day was to present the team with an opportunity to reflect on the previous term or quarter and its outcomes.

According to The Bridge Project Director, Thulani Zondi, the day saw the team identifying last term’s successes and opportunities where the team can improve in the upcoming term. He added that they also set goals and priorities for the upcoming term. “We introduced and welcomed the new staff and we also applauded all those who worked very hard the previous term”, said Zondi. He added that the “staff of the term” and those who improved scooped certificates of appreciation.

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THE BRIDGE RAISE AWARENESS IN DURBAN HIGH SCHOOLS

04/3/19 9:00 AM

According to The Bridge Project Coordinator, Akhona Sikhakhane, the project continues to give hope and support to young people through HIV prevention and management. “Our project raises awareness about matters relating to HIV and AIDS. The project runs weekly group sessions in various high schools in and around Durban, where we engage in discussions and dialogues “, explained Sikhakhane.

The group sessions unfold with learners speaking and asking questions about various topics such as, Sexual Transmitted Infections (STI), sex, teenage pregnancy and Voluntary Counselling and Testing.

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THE BRIDGE LEARNERSHIP EMPOWERS OUT OF SCHOOL YOUTH IN DURBAN

04/1/19 9:00 AM

The Bridge project has recently introduced a carpentry learnership for the out of school youth that comes from less privileged communities in and around Durban. The learnership program that is aimed at empowering and promoting independence in youth commenced on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 and it’s expected to last for the period of eight months.

The Bridge Economic and Strengthening Champion, Thembelihle Zuma said the project has partnered with Ngaphakathi Professionals and the Mkhumbane Clinic in Mayville. She said they hope that beneficiaries will participate in this program with commitment, dedication and determination.

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REGIONAL DIRECTOR WELCOMES THE BRIDE PROJECT DIRECTOR AND M&E MANAGER

03/22/19 10:00 AM

Youth for Christ/KZN Acting Regional Director, Liz Govender met with The Bridge team on Friday, 01 March 2019, where she welcomed the new Project Director, Thulani Zondi and the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Cebisile Mthembu.

Zondi said he is excited to be part of the dynamic and enthusiastic team that works tirelessly in serving children and youth. “I am confident that we are going to work hard as a team in taking this project far and accomplishing its objectives and vision. My job is to give support to the team and to walk an extra mile in making our work flow”, said Zondi.

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THE BRIDGE PROJECT IS DETERMINED TO PRODUCE GOOD RESULT

02/12/19 10:30 AM

“Forward ever! Backward Never! I am my brother’s keeper”, this is the 2019 theme that The Bridge Project and its beneficiaries came up with.

One of the beneficiaries, Fezi Mbulo (16) said he is excited and ready to live and go forward in life while living with the HIV virus. “I refuse to be discriminated and under estimated due to my HIV status. I am normal, healthy and able like any other persons. I can do all things to Christ who strengthens me”, said enthusiastic Mbulo. He added that a better world for people living with HIV is a better world for everyone.

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