ZAF052 Hiv-education and capacitybuilding
Over six million South-Africans face hiv/aids. SCDO, the diaconry branch of the Reformed Churches in South Africa, offers hiv-education at schools, residents committees and churches. SCDO also helps hiv/aids victims in their searching for a job or in starting a business. Besides that, the organisation informs about the importance of healthy food and counteracts stigmatisation. By doing that SCDO offers hope for aids/hiv victims and helps prevent the increase of victims.
why this project?
There are over six million people with hiv/aids in South-Africa. Too many to do nothing. Especially churches have a mission to counteract stigmatisation and discrimination and offer hope.
Victims become less vulnerable and encouraged to take place again in the society. People who have a job, are able to eat healthy and take good care of their body.
what can we learn
It's more effective to give people insights in their abilities and disabilities than telling them what to do. In that way they can - also in longer terms - take better care of themselves.