Yesterday we had our third "comeback" day. This day is mend for the caretakers of the baby's who have been in our house and are brought back to their relatives. When we bring HIV+ children back, we follow them up with home visits in their villages. But the HIV- baby's who were brought to us because thier mother died after the delivery, we do not visit at their homes. It would be too much for us. Lately we felt that we want to have a follow up for those children as well, so we invented our "comeback" days.
They are held every 6 weeks and we invite the caretakers to come with the children. Some of our staff, Esther, Rose and Agnes are in charge of those days. They have a small meditation to encourage the caretakers spirtually and a medical lesson. Yesterday it was about food and nutrition. They weigh the children and talk with the care takers if there are any problems. We share lunch with them and they go home with a small food supplement. We help the people who come from far with transport money. Yesterday 9 caretakers came (included two fathers!)
The responses we get are very positive, the caretakers are going back encouraged and also for us it is good to see the children again, we cared for in Amecet. When one of the children is not doing so well, we can, together with the care taker, look for a solution.
After a serie of 6 comeback days we plan to graduate the children.