An important part of helping the women in our program is teaching them how to advocate for themselves. Most of society has rejected them because of their status. Upon entering the program, the women have accepted rejection as their only option. We provide them with the tools and knowledge they need to advocate for themselves and to educate the community on the truth of HIV.
We also organize community education events to help everybody understand the facts behind the disease. This teaches people to open their hearts to people that have HIV, rather than fear them.
LPK regularly holds events and workshops to educate girls and young women as well. It is important that they are educated on how to take care of their health and their bodies as they become women.