Project information

Network Clubs and Camps

We believe that if HIV+ young people are educated about their status, not only will they learn about their condition and live full lives, but they will also educate their peers about the disease, enlightening a currently unconscious generation about the biggest killer they face.

December 2014 - December 2020

Charity information


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  • Need


    Lesotho has the second highest HIV infection rate in the world; an estimated 41,000 children and adolescents are infected with the virus in a population of just over 2 million. Poor education and the vast cultural stigma surrounding the condition causes weak treatment adherence, the single biggest cause of treatment failure. Sentebale therefore delivers programmes of education and psychosocial support to provide these vulnerable children the tools they need to lead healthy and productive lives.


    This programme uses education to address the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS; at monthly network clubs children learn about HIV and share their experiences with each other for mutual support, whilst at residential camps we support over 1,500 children struggling to cope with their diagnosis per year at the newly opened Mamohato Children's Centre. At camp, children learn how to cope with their condition in a fun, supportive environment.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Increase life expectancy of HIV+ children and young people via increased ART adherence


    » Camp and club attendance

    % of campers correctly taking ARV's

    Aim 2

    Reduce HIV/AIDS stigma via peer education


    » Camp and club attendance

    % of campers disclosing their status to friends and family

  • Impact


    Increased life expectancy of HIV+ children and young people
    Reduced stigma around HIV/AIDS




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  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £33,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,500 Network Clubs Sending 100 HIV+ and HIV- children to a year of network clubs
      £23,000 Residential Camp Sending 100 children living with HIV to a 'Mamohato residential camp
  • Background


    Residential Camps are held at the 'Mamohato Children's Centre in Thaba-Bosiu, Lesotho. Monthly network clubs are held across 50 different clubs across Lesotho


    Network clubs currently reach over 2,000 children living with HIV per month across 50 clubs. At the 'Mamohato Children's Centre we are able to support over 1,500 children per year.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    A study by Sentebale showed that HIV+ children were isolated and received little support in their homes and communities. They had almost no opportunities to fully explore for themselves the reality of living with HIV and how they could transform their situation into one of hope and strength. The Programme was developed in response to the serious gap in HIV/AIDS education provision for young people in Lesotho.

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    Ntoli Moletsane

    Head of Mamohato Network and Camps


Will pay for 1 HIV+ child to attend Camp Mamohato