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Healthlink Worldwide, NACWOLA Women's Project

Regions: Uganda

Category: Children Health

Tags: Whatever It Takes

Total Raised: $1,968

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Nacwola Women's Project, Uganda

A consequence of the HIV/AIDS pandemic is its toll on children, especially when parents or guardians fail to prepare and secure them for the future before they die. It is estimated that by 2010, 20 million children living in Africa will have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS.

This project aims to further develop The Memory Project, a programme which helps parents to support their children to survive parental loss with less trauma. Parents are supported through training to disclose their HIV status and ill health to their children, plan for the future by establishing child guardianship arrangements, and provide documentation of important family history and precious memories.

They work using a participatory approach - working together with partners on needs analysis, project implementation, evaluation and follow up. The way they work invites an exchange of information and ideas between partners, communities and the organisations they seek to influence. Their projects often use a combination of techniques and activities to support organisations with successful health communication and information projects.

The way they work falls into the following broad areas:

• Communication - processes and tools
• Information and Knowledge Management
• Networking and learning

They also provide legal assistance for the preparation of a valid will and work with children to enhance their understanding and acceptance of AIDS in the family.