Ankali – Emotional Support Workers

‘The Ankali Project was set up to provide emotional and social support to people living with HIV/AIDS (plwha). 130 volunteers backed by three social workers and an administrator are responsible for maintaining the well being of clients, ensuring they have someone to talk to in times of uncertainty,  and someone to share social activities, just ordinary, everyday things…

To be eligible for Ankali volunteer support, a client must be a person living with HIV or be a partner, family member of a person with symptomatic HIV. Referral criteria: plwha who may be experiencing one or more of the following psychosocial issues: social isolation, loss and change, depression, crisis, a period of review or decision making, respite needs, or feeling unable to explore emotional issues with those closest to them because they are also directly affected.’

Next training coming up in July I think, and I am considering doing it. If you are interested in fining out more about how you can join the program (at either end), please look at their website.


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