The May’khethele Project regularly provides HIV and AIDS testing in schools, together with partner organisation from PEPFAR.
The testing is offered to every student for free, they just need to fill a consent form, because we believe that it is important for every child to know their own status so the right treatment and support can be provided.
If a child tests positive, May’khethele provides counselling to talk about the meaning of the virus and how we can help. Every positive child is supported to go to the clinic immediately and start treatment.
Support Groups with other HIV positive children are getting formed where everyone gets the chance to talk about their experiences, their fears and their problems.
The May’khethele Project also makes sure to check on the family structure at home and provide additional support should there be not enough support at home, as it is important to take the medicine on time and to eat healthy.