Maputo project participant
Posted 11:23PM on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 Pacific Time
My name is Nelson. I was born on 20 September 1988 in Maputo city, and I live with my brother. We are orphans who have lost both parents, and we support ourselves.
I began to study in 1994 at the Unit 2 Primary School, in the Mafalala neighbourhood, where I completed EP1 (1st level primary education) in 1999.
I never knew my father, just my mother, who died on 12 April this year in Maputo Central Hospital (HCM) after a lengthy illness.
I played basketball for seven years, where I was champion for four years in a row, once in school basketball, and the other times in the Red Star Sports Club. In 2003, due to the loss of my sister to the HIV, I joined the Nkulungwane Cultural association to work in the awareness raising area as a theatre actor. We worked in connection with Jovial, and I was invited to take part in a training seminar for Peer Educators on Sexual and Reproductive Health for Adolescents and Youth and STI/HIV/AIDS. I took part in a seminar on home visits to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) in 2006.
Currently I am an 11th grade student in the "Armando Emílio Guebuza" Community School and also a Peer Educator in the ?Beyond the Walls? Jovial group. We are working in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health for Adolescents and Youths.