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Breaking the silence: Memory Books and succession planning
Memory Work

Breaking the silence: Memory Books and succession planning

The experience of NACWOLA and Save the Children UK in Uganda. This booklet documents the experiences of the past years’ work, in order to bring out lessons for the future.

At NACWOLA, where the Memory Book ideas first took root in Uganda, it soon became clear that making a Memory Book could encourage parents to disclose their HIV status to their children and/or to the wider community.

It opened up channels of general communication between parents and children, and so improved their relationship. It ensured that children understand their family’s traditions and beliefs and give parents an opportunity to state their hopes and advice for the future. The child’s knowledge of HIV/AIDS and on prevention was increased.

Memory work helped to raise awareness in the community and decrease stigma for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Breaking the silence Memory Books and succession planning.pdf — (884 kB)