Community care workers in South Africa have their say

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Oxfam partner Woza Moya provides care and support to people affected by HIV and AIDS in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. In these videos, their community care workers talk about their work.

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World AIDS Day 2011: glimmers of hope

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Today, across the world, 4,900 people will die because they have AIDS. Another 7,100 will be infected with HIV. That’s 12,000 people directly affected in one day – not including the families and community members who are also affected when a person they know contracts HIV. A staggering three-quarters of those deaths and two-thirds of […]

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3things on weddings, muppets & street art

What 3things did you learn this week?

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Keep the dream

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In South Africa over 1.5 million children are orphaned as a result of HIV. Keep the Dream 196, is a community-based child protection organisation that uses mentoring programs to provide better care for orphans and vulnerable children. He went from failing school to getting a bursary to do computer programming so he’s changed his life. […]

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Reading, writing and HIV

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For Thandekile Chonco, the literacy class she attends in Qomokuphila village, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is not just about learning how to read and write. By attending the classes four times a week, she can now sign her name instead of using a thumbprint; she can count out money to avoid getting ‘robbed’ of correct […]

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