When you arrive at a place that is always welcoming with warm hands, you suddenly gain interest over that place and want to belong. Early in 2011, when I had to join a long queue to do an HIV test at some place, a friend of mine told me about the WhizzKids United Health Academy. He also explained the other services that were rendered and that people my age attend the Health Academy.
The first time I arrived at the Health Academy felt as if I had been attending my whole life. The staff members showed care and love for working with the young generation. I kept coming back for things such as advice, HIV tests, watching the children play football, and I also became very interested with the children and the youth as well. Mid-year in 2011, I had an assignment that involved community service and I decided to do it at the Health Academy. During that period, the love of working with the children through football and wanting to learn more about the services grown greater and greater.
From September until November in 2012, I completed my experiential training at the Health Academy and thereafter I became a volunteer. It never crossed my mind that coming to WhizzKids United to do an HIV test would be such a great benefit to my life. The experience that I have gained is amazing.