Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The Amani Care & Treatment Centre

The Amani Clubhouse at the Kahama District Hospital 
The Kahama District Hospital has a children's Care and Treatment Clinic that provides treatment services and counselling for children with HIV/AIDS.  In 2009 the hospital created a much-need social support group for around 20 children, and asked if we would add our support. And we did. Nine years later the clinic caters to over 200 children!

We ordered tables, chairs and bookshelves from local carpenters, and shipped resources and extra furnishings in the One Person sea-containers, including sewing machines to help the young women practise for their tailoring apprenticeships. We created and funded a food program, which is now mostly being covered by the City of Kahama and local donations. 

We visit on each trip and deliver resources and stay up-to-date with progress and possible needs. Our visits are also a cause for great celebration as we hold a party for the children and their families each time we go. 

The 2018 team purchased the provisions from the local market 
and helped to prepare the food, and the Amani ladies 
cooked for around 400 people. 

The menu was rice, beef, beans and and watermelon. 
The children also received small gifts 
and practical resources for their family. 
 A satisfying, but exhausting day! 

  Most families in the Kahama region survive through subsistence farming and live in huts without furniture, running water or power. There are few paved roads and for most people a journey to the clinic means a walk of several hours or more.  

Imagine making this walk when your child, and probably you, are sick and hungry. Imagine being a child and arriving at the Amani clubhouse and being given food, life-saving medicines and having the opportunity to play with toys and books, skipping ropes and soccer balls. 

Read more about the Amani Clinic & Clubhouse. 

Visit our facebook page for more photos.

Contact us to find out how to volunteer or to make a donation. 
You can also donate now online. 

Asante Sana - Thank You! 

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