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We work across the world to support and provide for children and infants who have been infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
We enable access to life saving treatment, education, medical support and counselling.

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Ahero

Early Childhood Development Centre – Kenya

Kisumu County, where Aids Orphan is establishing the Ahero ECD. This is one of the poorest regions in Kenya with the 3rd highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in Kenya (19.3%). It is estimated that 30-40% of babies born to HIV positive mothers are infected with HIV.  According to the Kenyan Ministry of Health, there are approximately 2,300 new HIV infection cases among children (0-14 years) every year in the County and the high number of child deaths caused by AIDS threatens to reverse the recent gain of child survival programmes. The strain of providing basic needs, such as food, shelter, health care and education, for children orphaned as a result of AIDS, burdens an already stretched social system and society at large. Education and awareness is a recognised key factor in reducing infection rates and ensuring that children and youth receive all support necessary to join, stay and succeed in school. Preparing preschool age children through ECD is therefore of uttermost importance.

We are implementing this project with partner organisation CIVS Kenya. We will target 75 HIV/AIDS Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) from poor households, aged between 2-5 years per year to receive structured, age appropriate care through the establishment of the Early Childhood Development Centre. Additionally, the nutritional needs of the children will be prioritized in order to tackle the high mortality rate of children under the age of 5 years in Kisumu County (according to the Population Action International 105/1000 births, compared to Kenyan average of 73/1000).

It will cost just 47P a day to feed one chid on the feeding programme.

The goal of this project is to provide access to quality early childhood services to children in order to promote the intellectual, physical, and social development of identified preschool children in Ahero region through the establishment of an ECDC at the Ahero Resource Centre.

Project impact

• Improved wellbeing and overall development of children through various child friendly activities at the centre

• ECD centre managed and sustained by viable enterprises

• Increased knowledge and skills among ECD caretakers and parents

• Increased involvement of community members in ECD activities.

• Increased knowledge and practice of child hygiene, health care and nutritional needs.

• Improved parenting skills at the household level.

• Each ECD centre promotes learning, playing and other interactive social activities for children.

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Addressing Poor Adherence among HIV Positive Adolescents In Zambia

This project is jointly managed by two in country organisations, Pride Community Health and Grassroots Soccer in conjunction with Aids Orphan.

The project is aimed at ensuring HIV adolescents are adhering to their HIV medication regimes to ensure positive health out comes.

How the Project is helping.

Adolescents on treatment  face enormous challenges related to taking their medication for example on school trips, and at school. They do not want to take medication before their peers for fear of being noticed. It sometimes forces them to disclose their status prematurely and risk stigma and discrimination. Memory, aged 15 is one of the adolescents who had issues with her peer’s concerning medication while in school. Before she was identified and actively involved into the collaboration project, Memory had poor School attendance, she was mostly absent from classes.

Today as a result of this project she is assertive and talks passionately about her status with her peers. She is one of the coaches trained to offer psycho-social support. She leads a team of HIV positive adolescents empowering them with skills to help build positive relationships, improve self-esteem and acquire life skills. The students meet at Estates Clinic every Saturday, and they chose to be meet at the clinic to help other HIV–positive teenagers who don’t feel comfortable to come for their clinic appointments, during their meeting they discuss/ learn various issues surrounding their lives and living positively and also have fun activities both educational and recreational.

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Our Children

HIV/AIDS

‘HIV is the world’s leading infectious killer [and] remains one of the world’s most significant public health challenges.’ – World Health Organisation.

OVER 37 MILLION PEOPLE are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide…

24.7 MILLION of these are from Sub-Saharan Africa…

3.2 MILLION of these are children.

230,000 CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 15 died of HIV/AIDS related illnesses in 2011..

OVER 35,000 PEOPLE per week become infected with HIV/AIDS…

This equals 5,600 PEOPLE A DAY…

more than 230 EVERY HOUR.