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13 June 2005


Excerpt from an e-mail written by one of our first scholarship recipients – Noma Mtshali.

"A little bit about my academic record, after I had graduated for MA Community Work, I registered for a Post Grad. Diploma in HIV Management at the World of Work which I finished in 2003.

I am now involved with an non-profit organisation called 'Mpilonhle Project' which operates in KwaZuluNatal in a district called Uthukela. I am aco-founder of this organisation. Our focus is on HIV infected and affected communities targeting mainly women and children.We form the community component supporting the Communicable Disease Clinic at Ladysmith hospital offering Anti Retroviral Treatment. We operate in the rural areas and come into contact with the poor of the poorest. We are  18 months into the project.

Amongst the many that we do we care for, and nurture orphaned and vulnerable children. Mobilise PLWA's  to engage in gardening and income generation activities, motivate for voluntary counselling and tesing and also provide care for the sick at home.

Please Find a few photos just to get the feel of what I do.