LOCATION: Maun, Botswana • PRIMARY WORK: Working with HIV positive children • ESTABLISHED: 2010
Maun Teen Club is a support group for HIV Positive teens. The day camp provides a safe place for teens ages 13-19 to learn appropriate skills to help them in their transition to adulthood and understand that there is life beyond HIV. The teens to attend Teen Club provide each other with support on how to deal with issues of stigma and discrimination, healthy relationships, life planning, and ARV adherence. It also allows the teens to gather in a forum to meet other HIV positive peers who are experiencing many of the same difficulties.
Teen Club accommodates more than 50 teens at a time who come from Maun and surrounding villages. The Teen Club facilitates activities and cover topics that are meant to help the teens cope with their everyday lives. Past activities have been sports and games days, weeklong camps to the Okavango Delta, and weekend slumber parties. Some activities such as the Journey of Life Workshop help the teens, many who are orphaned, become closer with the families and caregivers that are their guardians.
Teen Club was started in 2010 as an initiative by the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative.
Village: Maun, Botswana
Telephone: +267 74235548
Fax: +267 6862851