The Mpilonhle Family Grows by One

On Monday and Tuesday, Mpilonhle had the privilege of welcoming Mzukisi Tony Gubesa, Grassroot Soccer Master Coach, to the Umkhanyakude District. Though only a short visit, Tony got a chance to re-connect with all of our peer educators that he helped to train as … [Read more...]

Mpilonhle on TV

Mpilonhle's social work Coordinator Delly Mashele and health education co ordinator/external relation Gugulethu Zulu were guests at SABC News International's Health Issues programme on the 19th of June 2009. Health issues is a 30 minutes  current affairs television … [Read more...]

Soccer Legend Lucas Radebe Visit Featured in Isolezwe and Sowetan newspapers

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The visit of South Africa soccer legend Lucas Radebe to Silethukukhanya High School and the Mpilonhle program on 15 September was highlighted in Isolezwe, which is the only Zulu language daily newspaper covering all of  KwaZulu-Natal, and in the Sowetan,  a national … [Read more...]

South African Soccer Great Lucas Radebe visits Silethukukhanya School

The visit was supported by Woolworths, which was the major contributor to the construction of the soccer field and lighting at Silethukukhanya School. Lucas was scheduled to come for the official opening of the field in May, but was unable to attend because of … [Read more...]

Mpilonhle Sex Education Efforts Highlighted in The Sowetan

The Sowetan (one of South Africa’s largest papers) of Sept 17th 2009 highlighted the sex education and HIV prevention efforts of Mpilonhle. Then noted that efforts to reduce HIV are also consistent with reducing rates of teenage pregnancy. View the full article in … [Read more...]

Lucas Radebe Visits Silethkukhanya High School

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Mpilonhle Board Member Named Minister of Health

Dr. Sibongiseni Dhlomo, who has been a Board Member of Mpilonhle since its inception, has been named Minister of Health for the Province of KwaZulu-Natal. Dr. Dhlomo has a long history of being committed to health equity and a holistic approach to health.  A freedom … [Read more...]

We’ve got Skillz

The first major component of Mpilonhle's new Community Sports Programme has officially launched. And the reviews are in: it's a huge hit! In partnership with Grassroot Soccer, Mpilonhle has introduced the "Skillz" programme in two pilot schools: Silehtukukhyana High … [Read more...]

OneSight Visit 2009 Pictures

Top : OneSight team, Masibonisane Principal, Mpilonhle staff Second : A learner being examined by OneSight doctor Third : Eye examination by the auto refractor machine Fourth : Community members after they got their prescription glasses Fifth : Learners from … [Read more...]

Mpilonhle and One Sight Provide Vision Services to More than 14,000 Persons in Umkhanyakude District

From August 11 through August 20 2009 Mpilonhle teamed up with 40 volunteers from the charity OneSight (http://www.onesight.org/) to provide eye care to 14,367 persons in Umkhanyakude District. OneSight is the charitable arm of Luxottica … [Read more...]