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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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CLINICAL AND YES WORKSHOP EMPOWERS THE BRIDGE PROJECT

01/18/19 2:52 PM

YFC/KZN – The Bridge team attended the Family Health International (FHI360) Clinical and Youth Economic Strengthing (YES) workshop that was held in Pretoria on Thursday, 17 January 2019.

The Bridge Clinician, Bonga Mngadi said his role as a clinician is to educate beneficiaries and their families on how to manage their health conditions. “Our job is to ensure that beneficiaries manage their Antiretroviral (ARV) treatment properly and avoid cross infection”, said Mngadi.

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FHI 360 VISIT THE BRIDGE PROJECT

11/13/18 3:20 PM

The Family Health International (FHI) 360 visited the Bridge Project at their Durban Offices on the 19th of October 2018. The purpose of this visit was for our funder to assess the results and progress of the Bridge Project initiatives that cater for capacity development and support program.

The FHI 360 is an international organization that partners with government, the private sector and civil society in order to bring about positive social change and to provide lifesaving health care, quality education and opportunities for meaningful economic participation.

The Bridge Coordinator, Sane Ndlovu said she was excited about this visit since FHI 360 also had an opportunity to engage with The Bridge Project facilitators, beneficiaries and stakeholders. She added that FHI360 was blown away by the work and service that the dynamic team offers “It was an honor and privilege for us to host our adorable funders who have entrusted us with the lives of millions of orphans and vulnerable children. I would like to express my appreciation to the real shakers and movers of The Bridge Project, the team that plays an important role of addressing the difficult issues relating to HIV/AIDS, poverty and gender norms. We appreciate the support and the effort that FHI360 is making in helping our organization fight the scourge of HIV epidemic”, said Ndlovu.

 

The Bridge Project – Drug Awareness

06/5/18 12:11 PM

Last week the Bridge Project had a Drug Awareness Campaign in the Amaoti No3 Secondary School. This school is facing the challenge of drug abuse and was very happy with the visit of the Bridge Project.

Together with Partners from SAPS, Correctional Services, Department of health and the Local Counsellor, it was a great Campaign, especially the visit of former prisoners and their testimony made a big impression on the scholars.

The Event highlighted for them, that if they keep on using drugs their life might end up in prison or with an addiction and bigger problems with the choices they make.

Bridge Project – Out of School

06/5/18 11:45 AM

The Bridge Project was hosting an Out of School Graduation Ceremony last weekend.

They successfully completed the Financial Capability and Entrepreneurship skills training and can call themselves proudly Achievers, Successors and Conquerors.

The Bridge – Meet our new Team and Project

10/27/17 1:33 PM

The Bridge is a vibrant project funded by FHI360 to community enhancing services in the Durban and surrounding area. The project offers Youth Economic Strengthening to In and Out of school youth and not forgetting the caregivers. Our team is dedicated to delivering quality assured programs that include; Financial Capability, Employability, Entrepreuniship and Support to Access Tertiary Education. All this is done to promote economic sanctuary to our fellow beneficiaries.

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