It’s an unfortunate reality that many of the children who come to our community centers called CarePoints have had significant trauma in their lives. Eswatini has the highest rate of HIV prevalance in the world, HIV combined with poverty has left many families in a painful situation. Often these children are grappling with the loss of an important figure or role model, their life forever changed. This is why we created Ngesikhatsi, which is siSwati for “Time heals”. Our CarePoint shepherds identify up to eight children per year to go through the program. The small-scale approach, allows our staff to go deep, making it our best rated CarePoint program. We almost always see amazing results in the children that graduate.
A young adult graduates from our grief counseling course, Ngesikhatsi, which was created in Eswatini to address the needs at our CarePoints.