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Support Group for those living positive (HIV Positive)

Support Group for those living positive (HIV Positive)

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We have managed to conduct an adherence support group for the Home Based Care towards the end of last month (October) to 42 clients. The adherence support group was conducted at K2 in Mahushu area. The topic was about HIV and treatment literacy.

This support group was held in order to help encourage the clients to accept themselves and their status, as well as increase their treatment literacy. We worked to decrease the stigma around HIV and increase the knowledge around consistent treatment and prevention of opportunistic infection.

The support group also allowed clients to interact with one another and share their experiences to motivate and support one another. We have found that the clients find encouragement from sharing what they have been through and how they overcome obstacles they face on the life of living positive (HIV Positive).

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Support Groups for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Support Groups for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

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On October 25, we started an OVC support group program at K2. Children attended the program. Our target group was for children who were recently unable to cope with the loss of their family members and child-headed households. The same group will attend for 3 sessions, meeting once per month. Each session will cover different topics. The topics covered in the first session included; “Who I am”, “My Hero”, and “River of Life”. We worked with the children to help develop their identity, life goals, role model and provide an opportunity for children to share about their life journeys, struggles and ways of coping. The river of life is used as a metaphor for life journey and how life continues even when the river changes, such as when parents pass away. The children were also encouraged to continue to focus on their educations, as we always believe that education is so important and it is the only way they can use to fight against the so many issues they are facing like that of poverty and any others.