What We Do
Buds of Christ works with a mission
"to LOVE, LISTEN, LEARN and LEAD children affected by HIV and AIDS to live life positively and with dignity to arise as leaders of hope and courage to their peers and to their community”
We focus on psychosocial and health of children and adolescents through counselling, support group meetings, nutritional provisions, regular home visits, ensuring treatment and follow-up care and facilitate emergency medical care and support.
We encourage and support children to be in schools either academic or vocational. We support children with annual educational school kits that consists of school bags, uniforms, books and guides and support fees for needy children. At week ends, we run WHO recommended Life Skills Education sessions on goal setting, problem solving, decision making, handling peer pressures. We also train children on computer skills and english speaking skills.
We create awareness campaigns at schools and colleges on reducing stigma and discrimination against children affected by HIV and AIDS and also run awareness on child protection, prevention of child sexual abuse, child marriages and child labour. We advocate in upholding the rights of orphan children and encourage their active participation in articulating issues that affect them.
We believe in empowerment of our children to be peer leaders. We build leadership skills through camps, seminars and hands-on experience through mini-projects. Our peer leaders have organised World AIDS Day events, National Children's Day and Summer Camps for young children.