Improving the lives of children affected by HIV & AIDS

A Helping Hand

Before Elida could start attending school, she had to undertake extra tuition to catch up on the education she missed while living on the streets. Now aged 14, she has graduated from her literacy class, and is enrolled at a local school. Elida’s uniform, shoes, school bag and writing materials are provided by Vision of Hope. She also stays in the Vision of Hope compound during term times, where she is given food and has access to a bathroom.

As with all of the girls Vision of Hope works with, staff have been working to trace family members with whom Elida can live in safety. She now stays with an aunt, who is based nearby, during the school holidays. Elida dreams of becoming a judge after completing her education.