Young people - we care! A book of ideas to help young people supporting each other in their communities in Zimbabwe

Young people - we care! A book of ideas to help young people supporting each other in their communities in Zimbabwe

Information and activities about HIV/AIDS for facilitators and young people, Zimbabwe

This book from John Snow International UK has been designed to encourage young people to support either younger children or their peers who are living in communities in Zimbabwe affected by HIV/AIDS. It is also envisaged it will be used by home-based care organisations to involve young people in their activities. The book consists of two parts: the Training Guide, written for a facilitator with good knowledge of HIV/AIDS and facilitation; and a Community Activities section which suggests ways young people can support children in the community. The activities are designed to require little or no resources.

The book aims to promote values and practices that will reduce stigma and discrimination against young people with HIV/AIDS, and help the community find ways to allow vulnerable children and orphans live better lives. The resource sheets cover the following topics: knowing your facts about HIV/AIDS, being a young caregiver, ending the stigma, helping families, being a friend, making memory boxes, overcoming and avoiding abuse, making good choices about sex, helping children grieve, and getting help from the community. [adapted from author]