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.
The Bridge project beneficiary, Nokuthula Myeza, 16, grade 9 pupil in Esikhethoxolo High School said she was excited to meet and sit on a round table with the US Ambassador. “I am grateful that I had an opportunity to interact with the mother ambassador. She is very friendly and welcoming. I loved her ring and the manner in which she carries herself”, said excited Myeza. She added that as young girls they are grateful for the support, hope and interest that PEPFAR has on young girls and women.