Support the wellbeing of children with HIV in SA

by Children's Rights Centre (CRC)
Oct 14, 2012

My Living Positively Handbook Update 9

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.



About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Children's Rights Centre (CRC)

Location: Durban, KwaZulu Natal - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​
Children's Rights Centre (CRC)
Project Leader:
Kyle Ballard
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Find another project in South Africa or in Children that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.