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Nelson

Nelson is 20 years old and in the 11th grade. He lives in Maputo city with his brother. They are orphans who have lost both parents, and they support themselves. He never knew his father, though was close to his mother, who died on April 12th this past year in Maputo after a lengthy illness.

He loves to play basketball and has been playing for the past seven years, even winning several championships. In 2003, he lost his sister to HIV, and this inspired him to join the Nkulungwane Cultural Association to work in AIDS awareness as a theatre actor. He was invited to take part in a training seminar called “Peer Educators on Sexual and Reproductive Health for Adolescents and Youth and STI/HIV/AIDS”. He also took part in a seminar on home visits to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) in 2006.

He continues to work as a peer educator in HIV/AIDS issues as well as in sexual and reproductive health for youth with the “Beyond the Walls” Jovial group.


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gostaria de saber como posso conversar com o responsavel da venice arts, estou atravessar momentos dificeis da minha vida( problemas na carreira estudantil. obrigado
Nelson
Maputo
Posted Friday, December 31, 2010 2:35AM

Nelson: Keep up the good work! I wish you strength, courage in continuing your education and work among children and peers to educate them on the diseases that are decimating their families. I admire, so much, your spirit, generousity and hope this represents for a better future for all in your situation./ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 10:23AM

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Nelson
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.


 

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