Maputo residents should look out for an exhibition of work by HIV-positive children receiving treatment at the Central Hospital in the capital. The show is the result of a project called Positive Art run by four Mozambican artists from the Art Nucleus in Maputo and sponsored by the United Nations childrens agency UNICEF. The artists have spent every Tuesday and Thursday morning since March in the hospitals paediatrics department doing painting with the children in its care. Revenue from the exhibition will be used to purchase more materials and expand the project to include more children, as well as extending it to other hospitals in the country. We have seen that the children are enthusiastic and that for them painting is not just entertaining but also a form of therapy, project co-ordinator Hlder Nhacotou told the Maputo newspaper Noticias. No indication has been given as to where the exhibition will be held.
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