We have been having a great time here in Swaziland celebrating Christmas with the lowveld community. On December 12th, members of the Teen Club, along with their caregivers and guardians, came together to enjoy their annual Christmas party. For those who don’t know, Teen Club Swaziland is part of an international family of support groups, spearheaded by Baylor International Pediatric Aids Initiative. The clubs are made up of young members of the community who are living with HIV. Rising to the challenge of addressing the psychosocial and medical needs of HIV positive adolescents, the club meets once a month to offer support, to learn valuable lessons given by qualified medical professionals, and to nurture a sense of camaraderie amongst their members. It is also a great way to make sure the teens and their guardians are receiving all the help and guidance they need from Cabrini Ministries. To learn more about this exciting international program, visit BPAI’s website!
We also want to send out a big thank you to RUCHI Wholesalers for donating mielie meal, beans, and sugar for the families to take home and enjoy. Thank you, RUCHI!
Enjoy pictures from our fabulous Teen Club Christmas Party!
What a treat! A few of the guardians perform a drama about the importance of being tested and adherence to medication. We were blown away by their talent!
An angel appears! One of our talented Teen Club members performs the role of the angel for the nativity play.
The girls perform traditional Swazi dances for an audience of their peers and caregivers.
Simo Mamba does a great job as the Christmas Party MC!
Thobile Matsubula, head facilitator of the Teen Club at Cabrini, opens the ceremonies with a word of thanks to the staff, the club members, and the guardians.
More dancing by our fabulous Teen Club Stars!
A word of prayer lead by one of the Teen Club guardians.
Make way for the boys performing traditional Swazi dances!
And of course, we must give the makes (mothers) and Go Gos (grandmothers) a chance to show off their dancing skills!
Teen Club members and their guardians all together to celebrate Christmas!