Social work services for children affected by HIV/AIDS in a rural area
Modise, Baiso Daphney
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HIV/AIDS infections are an increasingly alarming pandemic, therefore it will remain being a challenge and a priority. The efforts of all participating and active stakeholders are appreciated in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This research dissertation gives an overview of the HIVIAIDS status and impact on the affected children around Kagisano (Ganyesa) service point. This information has been collected in Pomfret, which is a village near Ganyesa. The survey was undertaken with the aim to investigate social work services for children affected by HIV/AIDS in the rural area in which Pomfret is situated. The objectives of this study were: To investigate the needs of children affected by HIV/AIDS in a rural village called Pomfret through a literature study and empirical research. To investigate the role of the social worker in providing for the needs of children affected by HIV/AIDS in Pomfret. These objectives were achieved by means of a study of the relevant literature and through empirical research. The available literature on the subject was consulted to determine whether any research has been conducted in this field and whether the subject was researchable. The empirical research was conducted to confirm the previous research findings. The literature study and the empirical research were vital in formulating recommendations. In this study the survey method was used as a systematic data gathering procedure. Data was gathered through a self-formulated schedule. The researcher administrated the schedules by holding personal interviews with the respondents. The research was conducted in the Pomfret district and 50 respondents were willing to be part of the research. The findings of this research reflect that social workers still have much to do in order to address the needs of children affected by HIV/AIDS in rural areas.
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