Art Therapy

Art Therapy, painting through the pain

One of CAAP’s main initiatives is to alleviate the suffering and stifled emotions of the children by utilizing a very effective form of therapy through art. This technique allows the children to express themselves in colour and clay, providing them with a welcome diversion from their illness or abuse, while also developing their motor and visual skills.

Through these CAAP art classes the children, aged between 6 and 16, are given the opportunity to focus on something positive, with their art not only serving as an outlet, but also as a bright banner of hope. The children suffering with HIV are treated with anti-retrovirals, initially made available by a foreign sponsor and now supplied locally through the government, has also provided hope for a happier future.

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