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The Movie

SEND A MESSAGE OF SUPPORT TO CHILDREN

IN AIDS-AFFECTED FAMILIES

You’ll hear in the movie that children in AIDS-affected families often feel isolated and stigmatised. We are aiming to collect 5,000 messages of support, which children can read on this website and on facebook, to show them that there are people all over the world who do not stigmatise them.

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Franziska

28/09/2013 5:28pm
Dear children of the "young carers" project,
I want to tell you that I respect you very much and admire your strength to cope with such hardship and pain. Don´t lose your hope for a good future. You deserve to be treated well. You did nothing wrong. And I really think that South African society is on a turning point and that soon people will understand how little sense it makes to stigmatise AIDS-affected children and families.
Much love to you all, Franziska

Isobel in Canada

11/06/2013 4:59am
Tears are good and show the side of life that should not have happened to you all. But your spirit and hopes for the future are remarkable. I wish you all the best for your dreams.You have the courage to keep fighting for yourselves and your families.

Renata

04/06/2013 10:27am
Hi. You are strong. You are brave. You are nice. Dont give up even it is hard. Bless love

steve

11/02/2013 5:48pm
I created and run a program called Young Heroes to care for orphans in Swaziland. Too often, these children have no voice. Thank you, Young Carers, for giving them that voice.

Debra Anne Widdicombe

07/02/2013 1:18pm
The South African Chamber of Commerce held their First Wednesday talk at Deloitte LLP by Dr Lucie Cluver, a South African social worker who works with the government and UN on the issue of AIDS-affected children in South Africa last night. I attended this and heard about these AIDS-affected families and want to offer my support by posting a message and writing an article for The South African newspaper and online. I hope that this will help you to earn more donations for the Sinovuyo Caring Families Project.

WATCH THE MOVIE

The Young Carers project has interviewed 6000 children and 2600 caregivers in South Africa. The children who made this video are members of our Teen Advisory Group, who have advised our research since 2008. These are not the children's real names. The making of this film was approved by University Research Ethics Committees. All children and caregivers gave informed consent. Please contact the Young Carers research team if you have any questions.

DONATE TO A PROJECT TO REDUCE CHILD ABUSE FOR AIDS-AFFECTED FAMILIES

The Sinovuyo Caring Families Project is run by South African NGOs Ikamva Labantu and Clowns without Borders, working with researchers to use high-quality evidence to reduce stress and child maltreatment in AIDS-affected families. To donate to this project and allow more families to participate, follow this link to our partner NGO.