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Reducing trauma, grief in HIV affected grannies households: Pictorial of a bereavement counseling session

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When grannies lose their elder sons/daughters to HIV/AIDS, grief roofs them. With support from Stephen Lewis foundation, Kitovu Mobile, through the Grandmothers and OVC Social Support project, extends bereavement counseling to the project beneficiaries. Here is a pictorial of a bereavement counseling sessions among the grannies under Bakadde Twezimbe Solidarity Group,one of the eight new groups in Kabira Sub-county,Kyotera District

Project counsellor,Rachael Nakasango (in White T-shirt) conducting a counselling session which she does with utmost empathy.

Project counsellor,Rachael Nakasango (in White T-shirt) conducting a counselling session which she does with utmost empathy.

Grannies attentively during a  talking therapy session.

A grandmother lays flowers on what posed as her loved ones grave. Here,they bid they are told to pray for them to have rest in internal peace.

A grandmother lays flowers on what posed as her loved ones grave. Here,they bid they are told to pray for them to have rest in internal peace. This sessions sees many break down.

Another grandmother doing the same,she mentions the name of the departed loved one and later prays for his or her Saul.

Another grandmother doing the same,she mentions the name of the departed loved one and later prays for his or her Saul.

This grieving session,which invokes all the sad memories is followed by counseling;telling mothers how best to move on with life,accepting the fate.

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