The year has finally come to an end. It has been a great year. There have been so many firsts for Mpilonhle this year. This blog has grown in stature, this year also the Mpilonhle Football program was launch this year. We have had so many great visitors to our sites. People like Lucas Radebe(former Bafana captain), Charlize Theron(Oscar winner), Matt Damon(East coast radio ehh no thats the other Damon..) and Pieter Dirk Uys. The OneSight clinic was also huge in the response from community. I hope next year will be the same. Bring on 2010! Goodluck Bafana Bafana!
We have ended the year 2009 with a blast here at Mpilonhle. Our end of year function was held at Cape Vidal. After a year of hard work this is the best way to end it. We started the day by having a run at the beach this was followed by opening and welcoming by our Director Mike Bennish. The braai was kept going by Quinton and Sbu.
The highlight of the day was the presents we each got from Charlize Theron. I must say being chosen as Man of The Year(employee) was inevitable. This was a dream come true for a hard worker like me. I want to thank everyone who voted for me. Also the guys in my unit 3.
I will let the pictures tell the story.
Unit 3 went to visit a Womens centre at eNgwavuma for a week. For the first time we were actually living on site. It took us about 5 hours drive to get there. We went past Jozini dam on our way there. What a sight!
The community welcomed us with open arms and were very excited about the arrival of Mpilonhle. The weather has been raining most of the time but this did not stop people from turning up to get our services.
Most of the people here remember us from our time with the OneSight clinic. I still cannot believe they came from this far to have their eyes checked.
On World Aids day we went out just to mingle with some of the locals and to get a feel of the place. It was interesting week away from home. Swaziland border is very close from where we are. It was very tempting to go over for a visit. Oh well maybe next year.