Dear friends of SANNI Foundation
With pleasure we would like to report about the “SANNI-Adolescent-Workshop” in Myanmar. The workshop was intended for HIV-positive children and adolescents between the ages of 12 and 21. The goal was to give the children and adolescents the chance to talk about their worries and fears, as well as to exchange ideas with their peers. Another important aspect of the workshop was a health and sex education-class.
At the workshop we discovered that most children and adolescents fear being abandoned and discriminated against because of their illness. Many are also worried about their health and how it will affect their wishes and dreams for the future. For example, one young boy wants to be a soccer player, but he fears that his illness will be an obstacle. Many personal challenges and concerns were discussed.
The workshop served to show them that they are not alone in their fears and problems, and by answering and addressing their questions, many concerns could be resolved, and misconceptions were cleared up.
We are very happy about this successful workshop. The children and adolescents all participated actively and were able to learn new things that are very relevant for their lives and well-being. Through this workshop we also achieved to create a feeling of community for these children and adolescents, which is very important for them to not feel alone and isolated in their situations. We will continue to organize such workshops in the future to fight against the stigmatization of HIV positive children, youth and adults.
With kind regards
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