Dear Global Giving Donors,
We would like to thank you again for the support you have given us with this project, and give a short update on some progress as well as some more information about the My Living Positively Handbook’s contents.
A total of 554 (English, Zulu, and Xhosa) ‘My Living Positively Handbooks’ were distributed in August and September 2012. The Majority of these went to children living in Tzaneen (Limpopo) and two Community Dialogues raising awareness around Sexual Reproductive Health Rights in Claremont and Inanda (KwaZulu-Natal). 535 (English, Zulu, and Xhosa) of the Adults Guide which is a companion to the Handbook were also distributed to the same areas. The book is still providing valuable information and guidance to children and care-givers for managing their HIV treatment and related issues.
For those of you who are still catching up on what the ‘My living Positively Handbook’s contents are here is a brief description below:
My Living Positively Handbook is a full-colour picture handbook for children living with HIV that encourages children to live positively and to participate actively in the medical and health management of their illness.
The format is written to elicit responses from young children and includes characters that are represented by dolls named: Aunty, Sister Thandi, Sipho, Lucille, and Dr. Themba. The book has spaces for participatory drawing and writing. The text is in a story format and poses questions to engage children, such as "Is HIV like a cattle thief?", "What is HIV like?"
Thank you again for the support that you show to this project, and we would like to remind you that Global Giving will be matching donations by 30% on the 17th October, up to $1,000 per donor, per project, and it is the last bonus day for the year. Matching will begin at 12:01 am EDT (6:01am South African time) until funds run out or until 11:59 pm EDT (5:59am South African Time). Please consider donating on this day if you are able.
Children’s Rights Centre Health Team.