We work with local clinics to give psycho-social support to youths living with HIV.
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HOW DO WE HELP HIM MAKE SENSE OF LIFE?
Jabu can hardly remember what his mother was like before she got sick. The little boy’s earliest memories are of his mother lying in bed, too weak to even lift her head from the pillow … the community caregiver coming every second day to wash away the stench of sickness and prepare meals her mother couldn’t eat … neighbours shaking their heads and speaking in whispers.
And then, one day, his mom lying still and cold … being taken away … and never coming back.
Why do I have to live with something that I didn’t ask for?
Despite huge strides forward in the treatment of HIV and AIDS, being diagnosed with the condition is still a massive shock, especially for young people. Our Friday group sessions offer a safe space for HIV+ youth, drug addicts and homeless young people to share their fears, questions and experiences with others in the same situation.
Please watch this video to see how Sinomlando helps these young people come to terms with their situation and find new hope for the future.
After School Programme
Psychosocial and academic support for young people who are susceptible to, or already involved in, drug abuse and other behavioural problems.
Young people with leadership potential are taught life and leadership skills, how to work as a team, problem solving, communication, events management, negotiation and report writing.
Often parents themselves have their own emotional baggage and benefit greatly from our psychosocial support. Without it, they may be unable to understand or support their children and grandchildren.
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Wealth of knowledge
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