Effects Of Aids On Orphans In Schools In Thika-Kenya

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this page gives a short explanation of the effects of AIDS to the orphans in a place called Thika in Kenya. children who are orphaned by AIDS Go through a lot of struggles in life.

Effects of AIDS on ORPHANS

One of the most telling and troubling consequences of the HIV/AIDS epidemics growing reach is the number of children it has orphaned or seriously impacted in primary schools in Thika. Today more than 13 per cent of children currently under the age 15 in primary schools in Thika have lost one or both parents to AIDS, most of them in poor households. By 2020, this number is expected to rise to more than 25 per cent..

Increased risk of HIV-infection among school-attending orphans in rural Thika is so high. The authors conducted a survey among school-attending youth in rural Thika in the slum area of Kiandutu and examined the association between orphaning and risk of HIV and t and t and t and the effects it has on their education. All students attending class five to eight were eligible. Each was asked questions related to orphans in primary schools in the area. 35% had lost one or both parents (20% of participants had lost their father; 6% their mother; and 9% both parents). Orphans were more poorer than non-orphans based on reported access to income, household structure and ownership of assets. There was strong evidence that orphans, and particularly those who had lost both parents, were at increased sexual risk, being more likely to have experienced early sexual debut; to have been forced to have sex; and less likely to have used condoms. Orphans were three times more likely to be HIV infected than non-orphans. Among school-going youth, the rates of orphaning were very high; there was a strong association between orphaning and increased risk of HIV, and evidence of greater sexual risk taking among orphans.

In Thika, there’s a large increase in the number of child-headed families and grandparents. This is evident Kiandutu slum in Thika District, Majority survive by selling banana leaves, avacados, mats, yellow bananas, maize the list is long but earnings of these item are too small to sustain there families including taking these children to school. The most predominant impacts of AIDS in Thika are; the near-zero chances of a child’s access to basic necessities such as shelter, food, clothing, health, and education, when the child loses one or both parents to AIDS.

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author avatar pro-writer
5th May 2015 (#)

so legit....naeza relate...bigups

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author avatar tafmona
6th May 2015 (#)

pro writer, I see you are my country man

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