All activities and programming in the BaSe is carefully linked to the following elements of the BaSe Curriculum:
- Education: ensuring BaSe members can work independently, perform better at school and have improved literacy and numeracy
- Healthy Bodies: making sure BaSe members have a better understanding of what makes a healthy mind and body
- Loved & Loving: improving interpersonal skills, developing communication skills and establishing meaningful relationships with peers and adults
- Healthy Minds: Helping BaSe members develop confidence, positive self-identity, coping strategies and long-term resilience
- Knowledge: developing members’ understanding of HIV by asking questions and voicing concerns about all areas of their lives as they relate to HIV
To the outside world, the BaSe might seem like an after school club filled with fun, active and creative sessions. Whilst the BaSe is a fun, active and creative environment for children, it also offers much more tailored, expert support to children whose lives are affected by HIV.
Every element of an evening in the BaSe responds to the needs and interests of these 10-12 year olds. Through a range of engaging activities including drama, art, music and cooking, BaSe members are provided with high-quality experiences that help them deal with the new awareness of HIV in their lives coupled with the challenges and changes that come with entering their teenage years.