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Memory Box Programme, Sinomlando Project

Created in 2000, the Memory Box Programme is an initiative of the Sinomlando Project, an outreach programme of the School of Theology, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. The overall objective of the Memory Box Programme is to enhance resilience in vulnerable children and orphans affected by HIV/AIDS through the methodology of the memory boxes.

In the context of HIV/AIDS resilience is the ability of children to develop to their full potential even if their parents are sick or dead. The memories of the families are kept in a "memory box" which contains the story of the deceased parents as well as various objects pertaining to their history.

Since 2002 the Memory Box Programme trains various NGOs, FBOs and CBOs in the methodology of the memory boxes, mostly in KwaZulu-Natal but also in the Gauteng province.

Content: Overview of the methodology, children's groups training manual, and memory box trainer's manual.

Memory Box Programme, Sinomlando Project.pdf — (61 kB)