Ojengami Clans

In isiZulu ‘onjengami’ means “(who is) like me”. We originally used it as a way of reassuring HIV positive children, who felt they were ‘different’ from everyone else. Because of the stigma of HIV and AIDS, many of those infected don’t disclose their status. Children were amazed to hear that there were others who were just like them. It was a powerful tool against the feelings of isolation they felt.