As the world marked the World Aids Day recently, GEMINI decided to reach out to a very important target audience: orphans and street families.
We visited the local Children's Home where street families are sheltered. Our activities included Mobile VCT services, edutainment (drama, skits, music) and modeling.
We were able to provide VCT services to 37 families, counseling to 68 high-risk women and a career development training session to 23 young people.
"I had no idea some people could be so compassionate!!"quips Karis, a 23-year old beneficiary. "Its been only a day and I feel today has compensated eleven months of misery and depression...Thanks so much!!"
The turnout was overwhelming and we have already established mechanisms to follow-up activities on the clients and provide them with treatment, psychosocial care and social support.
We are planning for a series of outreach campaigns which will reach out to all the street families in the district and treat them to an Early Christmas.
Thanks for all the supporters who have continued to exude confidence in us.