Adult education

A Story of Hope

Posted by Letswalo L Marobane on 04 October 2022, 10:40 SAST
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This film explores the experiences of a secondary school learner from Dedza District in Malawi who is in deep shock after receiving a positive HIV test from the hospital. She is very destressed and doesn't know what to do and thinks that her future is bleak. The story opens with her on her own, crying which captures the attention of the other learners.

While walking past, a Youth Facilitator, notices her crying under a tree while her friends are learning in class. The HIV results have made her isolate herself from the rest of her friends and her shock makes her forgets that she is supposed to be in class at that time. 

The Youth Facilitator then speaks to her and encourages her by explaining that being HIV positive doesn't mean the end of one’s life, rather it is good that she now knows her status so that she can start taking her medication and ensure that she adheres to the treatment. He explains that when she starts taking treatment, she can live a healthy, normal health life like her peers. The Youth Facilitator also assists her with a strategy she can use to make sure she adheres to her medication regime.


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