Summer camp for students

Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Team: Books of Joy and SAATH
  • Goal: Sponsor children affected by HIV/AIDS for a summer camp to provide emotional support via immersive, team-building activities
  • Background:
    • People in Nepal today with HIV/AIDS are still heavily discriminated, and the subject is still very much taboo
    • Marginalized children with HIV/AIDS are particularly affected by this stigma, and actively excluded from school and social activities
  • Outcome:
    • Provided students affected by HIV/AIDS with the emotional and peer support that they may have lacked from family and society
    • Students expressed feeling better emotionally after the camp, with meaningful uplift in self-confidence and desire to remain in school