Lalela flies from IY to NY

Three members of Lalela have just returned from a trip-of-a-lifetime, a week in New York City. Imizamo Yethu residents Phozisa Nqenqa and Simphiwe Bendle, accompanied by facilitator Tony Mhayi, were selected to attend the Lalela fundraiser, held at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, an evening that included a guest performance by international recording artist Wycliff Jean, accompanied by sumptuous South African dish- es and an auction of much prized South African themed items. Along with the launch of the new Lalela video, Ms Nqenqa and Mr Bendle presented moving addresses from the stage – all were enthusiastically appreciated by Lalela’s growing number of supporters in New York.

While in New York, they also visited the Empire State Building, numerous art galleries as well as live performances of the Blue Man Group and Eclipsed starring Academy Award Winner and Tony Award nominee, Lupita Nyong’o.