AIDS Education & Prevention in ECWA (96220)
The ECWA AIDS Ministry, or TEAM, has been working in the field of HIV and AIDS since 1996. The project was started by the then Director of Medical Services of ECWA, Dr. Randal Bailey. Presently the office offers services such as AIDS education, HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing (HCT), care and support for People infected and affected by HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) and capacity building in the area of HIV and AIDS in ECWA. TEAM's primary goal is to build the capacity of ECWA churches, department, educational institutions and members to respond effectively to HIV and AIDS issues within their community.
The vision of the project is to see a sustainable Christian resource centre facilitating transformation toward an HIV-free society.
What is our strategy? Spring of Life focuses on three areas:
Staff members attempt to work with terminally ill sufferers and their children before parents die, and then with the extended families who open their homes to the orphans. This level of contact ensures that funding gets to the most needy. When appropriate, extended families are assisted to develop their own income generating businesses to help support the orphans.
The ECWA AIDS ministry team believes it is vital to motivate local churches to be involved. They can assist in building an additional room on a house for orphans, provide assistance for school fees, or running an after school club. Local ECWA churches have stepped forward to respond to needs.
TEAM is an effective grassroots solution. The most urgent need is for funding to support these efforts. Options of how your funding could be used are as follows:
If you are interested to know more about you can be a financial partner, please contact your nearest SIM office.
Project Number: 96220 Current Funding Progress:
Note: Financial information is updated quarterly and therefore may not reflect the data reported in a more recent article.