Children’s Club

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Children’s Club

Providing care and treatment to HIV-infected children is a priority for the Lwala Community Health Center and FACES, our partner in providing comprehensive HIV services to the community. HIV positive children often go undetected because parents are reluctant bring their children in for testing. Using a family-centered approach, Lwala’s staff have worked with FACES to counsel, test, and enroll children into care.

The Children’s Club for HIV positive children and families was developed to provide psychosocial support for HIV positive children and their families. One Saturday each month, children and families gather to enjoy games, sports, and educational activities and refreshments. The club’s activities are enriching, provide children with an avenue for self-expression, and promote well being. The monthly meeting provides an opportunity for HIV education and fostering of friendships to reduce stigma in the community. While children enjoy games, skits, story telling, and songs, parents of children meet separately to discuss issues relevant to caring for positive children. Children of HIV positive parents are also invited to be counseled and tested at the children’s club.

  • Tom Nyamwala

    we  as  the  residents  of   Lwala  area  we  are  congratulating    the  late Ochieng  Oludhe `s  sons   Fred  and  Milton  on  their  effort  towards  the development  of  lwala  as  well as the  whole  of  kameji  educationally  may  god  help  them  but  let  us  join  our  hands together  towards  that  development  amen.  FROM  TOM  NYAMWALA.