The Manicaland Centre has been using the draw-and-write method to elicit children's views and perspectives of the HIV epidemic. To provide these children with a voice to a wider audience, and to make the general public aware of their circumstances, we are working to exhibit their drawings and stories in locations of significance and to organise events around the exhibitions.
"Picturing Life as a Young Carer in Africa" April 20 - June 3, 2011 at the LSE Atrium
Our first exhibition was done in partnership with a Kenyan research project which also sought to bring children's voices to the fore through participatory research methods. Exhibiting drawings from Zimbabwean children and photographs from Kenyan children, the exhibition illustrated what life is like for a child living in a household with a HIV-infected adult. A number of events were organised during the time of the exhibition to increase the number of visitors. This included an event and visit by British young carers to reflect upon some of the similarities and differences in being a young carers in Africa and in Britain.