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Friday, September 28, 2012

Camp Confronts AIDS For South African Youth

(Camp Sizanani)(Camp Sizanani)(Camp Sizanani)(Camp Sizanani)From left to right: Phil Lilienthal, founder, Global Camps Africa and Lindiwe Dhlamini, a camp counselor, stopped by Here & Now's studios at WBUR in Boston. (Jesse Costa/Here & Now)

Camp Sizanani in South Africa was founded nine years ago by Phil Lilienthal — who had served in Africa with the Peace Corps and had worked in camps in the U.S.

Camp Sizanani provides a week-long program that teaches kids how to avoid contracting AIDS and HIV. For campers that are already infected, it teaches them about how to stay healthy.

A recent evaluation by the University of Georgia found the camp is having a positive impact on the lives of campers.


  • Phil Lilienthal, founder, Global Camps Africa
  • Lindiwe Dhlamini, camp counselor

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