Foundation Uses World Cup to Make Noise for HIV!
Johannesburg, South Africa
June 9, 2010
Three hours ago the South Africa national soccer team, Bafana Bafana, paraded the streets of Sandton — near the Foundation’s Johannesburg office — to celebrate the country’s hosting of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup. Everybody came to the streets to welcome and encourage the team.
Foundation Finance Manager Monkwe Tsholetsane (left), Communications and Advocacy Officer Boitumelo Tlholakae (center), and Dr. Thabile Vezi (right) show their support for Bafana Bafana and make some noise for HIV/AIDS awareness. (Photo: EGPAF)
With two days to go to the kick-off of the games, the country is buzzing with “vuvuzelas” — or stadium horns — in joyous celebration. The Foundation “Joined the Moment” and created awareness with vuvuzelas that have a special message, as a way to create dialogue around HIV/AIDS.
These very same vuvuzelas will be seen again at the USA-Slovenia game on the 18th of June, as Foundation staff will be “making some HIV noise” at the Elis Park Stadium in Johannesburg in support of the USA!