Ensuring the administration and tracking of progress of all of our programmes requires a lot of hard work and dedication from our admin team. Hear from our Admin and Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Rodin on some of the challenges working with HIV+ children:
When did you start working with Tiny Tim & Friends?
"I initially came to TTF as I was working with one of their partners as a paediatric counsellor - I really liked how closely they worked with the children and wanted to be a part of their indepth social programmes, so I joined the team in 2011 - it was much smaller then and a lot more all hands on deck so I was part data, part counselling"
Why do you think TTF's work is so important?
"TTF is probably one of the only, if not the only organisation, in Lusaka, that focus a lot on the social issues of our patients. Government clinics cover the necessary but dont have the time to go into detail on the issues we do. We take an interest in making sure our patients can access medication, even when they are too sick to come to the clinic. We often go to our patients home's to see how they are doing and if they need medication take it to them, or take them to the hospice when they are too sick for us to deal with. No one else provides that level of care in Zambia."
Why do you like working at Tiny Tim & Friends?
"I started because I like working with children. Part of my job now is collecting data on our programmes and this helps me to see how many children we are helping and the bigger picture. I know that if we give children a chance by working closely with them we can definitely achieve zero transmission in the future. I want to be part of that group that says "We have done that - there is no more HIV transmission", I think that will be a great feeling. "