Support groups


Formation of kids club

Kids club was formed due to the realization that one major challenge facing children is disclosure. It was formed for the purpose of health education on HIV and gathering together for mutual play, fun and support. The date of clinic appointments is set so that it is the same day as the kids club. The children together with their guardians are gathered and taught on the importance of forming a group for children to enhance continuous health education for both the children and guardians.

Children at play in one of our Kids club in Mbungoni.

Kids Club

Children below 18 years are gathered. Those who undergo frequent adherence counseling and disclosure are separated from the others and thus there has been the formation of a Teens club (between 12 – 18 years). This comprises those who are aware of their HIV status. Those above 18 years form yet another youth support group

A photo of Teens in our Teens club, Mikindani

Youth on a youth day

 

Issues of Importance for Children and Adolescents

  • Disclosure
  • Adherence counseling
  • Adolescence counseling
  • Prevention of infection
  • Reproductive Health education