Singing is solace for Soweto healthcare volunteers

IRIN LogoVolunteer health workers in Soweto – who provide home-based care for more than 700 local residents – have begun using song and dance as part of their outreach. For a long time, songs were just another part of the care of local residents – many of whom are HIV positive. But a few years ago, the peer-educators and homecare workers – some of whom are HIV positive themselves – started a proper choir to provide moral and spiritual support to their clients and to one another. Even though their work is challenging, the songs are about the joy of living.

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All reporting by Gretchen L. Wilson, © 2007

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