HIV Forum for Churches, Pretoria, 23 June 2016
This forum was initiated by trained Churches Channels of Hope Faciltator, Elzaan de Villiers, Co-Founder of the Building Hope Foundation.
She introduces the attached report as follows:
“For a while now Building Hope Foundation and Mission4HIV, a ministry of DRC Lynnwood Ridge, have wanted to understand what churches in Pretoria are doing in the response to HIV and then to learn from or support one another in projects where possible. The work of external ministries (OM, PEN etc.) is known, but the quest was to explore more of what churches are doing in terms of prevention, care and empowerment.
The question we put to ourselves was: Why the Church? Why should we be involved in HIV?
The goal was to learn from the work others have been doing and to review current activities against such work, if any.”