Teen Clubs


Teens in Malawi fear isolation when they are faced with the diagnosis of HIV. Many of these teens refuse to take their medication, due to side effects that affect one’s physical appearance that were once common. These side effects no longer exist due to improvements in the medication; however, the stigma has remained.  Having the medication available at the Teen Club and working 1-on-1 with the teens to encourage them to seek treatment, their life span and quality of life is greatly increased though the Teen Club initiative project.

There are activities for these teens to engage in which allow them to engage with other teens in the program. This includes music, soccer, net ball, and others.

Overall, the Teen Club Program provides a safe space for HIV positive teens and their friends to seek mental, physical, and social healing.