Background to the Organisation and the Problem of HIV


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The Problem - HIV in South and Southern Africa.

The first diagnosis of AIDS was made in South Africa in 1982 and by the time the first national antenatal survey to test for HIV was done in 1990, 0.8% of pregnant women were HIV positive[1].  Today there are approximately 5.7 million people living with HIV in South Africa, and almost 1,000 AIDS deaths occurring every day. [2]

According to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, more people die from Aids-related illnesses each year than from all natural disasters together[3].

In spite of promising signs of stabilisation of the epidemic and even decrease in new infections in some countries, Southern Africa remains the region with the highest burden of HIV in the world.  The extent of the suffering and need caused by the epidemic is well known, as is the confusion caused by misinformation and AIDS denialism in South and Southern Africa. 

The oft quoted example of Uganda has demonstrated that real progress will only be made if and when all the potential and resources of a country can be utilized in cohesion.  For this purpose all possible role-players in Southern Africa must be mobilised.


[2] UNAIDS 2008 Report on the global AIDS epidemic

[3] World Disasters Report 2008

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The Role of the Church

The faith based sector has been described as a key component in an integrated country or regional response to HIV. 

The direct involvement of State Departments, actions taken by Industry and Business and the support of the Corporate Sector to NGOs in the HIV and Aids pandemic will all be inadequate if the churches and faith communities of the region remain uninvolved.

Since the beginning of the AIDS pandemic there have been wonderful stories of the role of the church in the response to HIV.  There have also sadly been many stories of Stigma, Shame, Denial, Discrimination, Inaction and Misaction[1].

In many instances:

  •      People living with HIV, their families and friends find it difficult to trust their congregations with their HIV status because they fear judgment and rejection;
  •      People are suffering, but they find little support within the faith community;
  •      Many pastors and church members do not understand the issues and problems around HIV and Aids and therefore do not know how to respond.  Some respond in a negative way – fuelling stigma, judgement and fear;
  •      Many churches and congregations are NOT involved at all;
  •      Many denominations do not have information about HIV or Aids and related programmes and therefore they are not able to plan, support, coordinate and improve their involvement in the HIV pandemic.

 This sad and unfortunate situation has been described by many within Southern Africa as well as analysts visiting the region, including in studies of the WCC.

Christian churches provide a powerful channel for the implementation of HIV and Aids strategies.  However, church leaders are often uninvolved because they lack a complete and comprehensive view of the pandemic and its drivers.

In order for this to change, and for churches to fulfill their potential as a powerful channel for the implementation of HIV and Aids strategies, churches and faith communities need:

  •      To be confronted with the realities of the pandemic and the multilayered factors adding to the vulnerability of individuals and communities:
  •      Need to understand the biblical imperative for becoming involved; and
  •      Need to understand the role they can play in their communities.

The need for a Christian HIV and Aids service in South Africa was identified when congregations of various churches asked pastor Christo Greyling, an HIV-positive ordained minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, for guidance on their involvement in the HIV terrain.


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The History of the Organisation 2001 - 2018

ChristoThe need for a Christian HIV/AIDS service was identified when congregations of various churches overwhelmed pastor Christo Greyling, an HIV-positive ordained minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, with requests for assistance to become involved in the field.

Within a short period of time, various church groups verbalised the need for a centralized information and resource service, where they would also have access to training and support. At the same time, the Huguenot College of the Dutch Reformed Church expressed the desire to be involved in the HIV/AIDS field in a unique way, and provided office space and infrastructure for the Christian AIDS Bureau. A service plan was developed and, with financial support from the General Youth Commission of the Dutch Reformed Church, the Christian AIDS Bureau was launched in 2001.  

LogyMrs Logy Murray was appointed as Manager and started working for CABSA in July 2001. For the greater period of the first two years Logy was the only employee of CABSA. She played an enormous role in shaping the administration of CABSA, building its stature through networking and delivering services and developing the Churches, Channels of Hope mobilization model as the flagship of CABSA’s training.

Logy left CABSA the end of January 2005 to become the Africa Advisor HIV/AIDS & Church Partnerships for World Vision Africa Region. In the short period of three and a half years Logy developed CABSA from a dream to a reality as an organization that plays a significant role amongst churches in the AIDS field.  

Christo is now " Director Faith Partnerships for Development (Channels of Hope)" at World Vision, where Logy was also involved for many years. Athough Logy is officialy retired, she actively involved with the Churches Channels of Hope programme.  

NellieNelis du Toit.

Director until 30/6/2011

Nelis was involved in CABSA as a Management Board member from its establishment in 2001. At that time he was a full time minister of a URCSA congregation.

His involvement increased to the point where he started working full time at CABSA in July 2003.   He led the organisation as manager from 2005 and later as director until the end of June 2011. 

He wrote as follows:

"I am deeply thankful for the eight years that God has given me the opportunity to serve his Kingdom in and through CABSA. The exposure and challenges of this vocation often took me out of my comfort zones, but they have always enriched me. I have grown in ways I could not have imagined in 2003."

Nelis is now with the CHABAHIVA Trust.


 Lyn van Rooyen
 Director (2011-2018) and Project Manager for CARIS (2004 - 2018)

Lyn became involved in the work of CABSA through a needs analysis in 2003, and bought into the vision of CABSA heart and soul. She is passionate about social justice and development.

She started the CARIS programme in 2004 and also became executive director in 2011.

Due to limited resources (personal, staff and financial), the organisation underwent restructuring early 2018 and Lyn left the organisation.

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Die Christen Vigsburo Lei Kerkleiers van SADEC Lande Op. 11/2001

Die Christen Vigsburo is nog in sy spreekwoordelike kinderskoene, maar het reeds groot treë gegee op die pad van hulle visie.  Vanaf 14 tot 17 November het 27 geestelike leiers van 9 verskillende Afrika lande ‘n werkswinkel by die Kopanong Konferensiesentrum in Benoni bygewoon.

“Ek was so verras toe een van die personeellede van “Policy Project” (‘n internasionale organisasie wat spesialiseer in opleiding in gesondheidssake) vir my vra om hierdie werkswinkel te fasiliteer.  Hulle is deur die “USAID Regional Programme” gekontrakteer om opleidingsprogramme rakende MIV en VIGS vir geestelike leiers van Suider Afrika aan te bied, en het ‘n vennoot gesoek wat toegerus is om vanuit ‘n geloofsbasis so ‘n werkswinkel aan te bied.  Ek was eers baie huiwerig, maar met die hulp en ondersteuning van Christo Greyling het ek die taak aangepak en ons reeds bestaande werkswinkelprogram aangepas om by hierdie groep se behoeftes aan te sluit.”, het Logy Murray vertel.

Sewe en twintig geestelike leiers, afkomstig van Malawi, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mosambiek en Suid Afrika het ywerig deelgeneem.  Logy Murray van die Vigsburo is bygestaan deur Motseki Motlatla, ‘n opleidingsbeampte van ATICC,  Bloemfontein, asook lekeprediker van die …. Kerk in Bloemfontein.  Die groep het ook vier instansies wat betrokke is by die versorging en ondersteuning van mense wat ge-infekteer en ge-affekteer is in Johannesburg omgewing besoek. Die doel van die werkswinkel was om die leierskap van kerk- en geloofsgroepe te bemagtig om projekte en programme op die MIV en Vigsterrein te ontwikkel.

‘n Baie besondere moment by die werkswinkel was toe ‘n leraar en sy dogter, wat 11 jaar gelede MIV+ getoets is, hulle verhale met die groep gedeel het. 

“Dit is by sulke geleenthede dat ek stom staan en klein voel as ek sien hoe die Here werk.  Ek raak opgewonde as ek die entoesiasme van jong leraars sien – baie van hulle afskomstig van gebiede waar die epidemie skrikwekkende afmetings neem.  Ons het net weer eens besef dat kerke ‘n unieke rol kan speel – kanale wat die boodskap van Hoop kan oordra.”

Die Vigsburo het op 16 November ‘n amptelike bekendstellingsfunksie in Bellville gehou, en by diè geleentheid het Christo Greyling aangekondig dat hy ‘n stap in die geloof neem, en sy roeping gaan uitleef as vennoot by die Vigsburo.  Vir 2002 word verskeie soortegelyke werkswinkels landswyd deur die Vigsburo beplan.

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Vision and Mission

CABSA's missiona and vision was refined over the last year and accpeted by the Board and ratified at the AGM on the 17th of May 2017:

The vision of the organisation is:

" Caring Christian communities that are able to bring new life and hope in the areas of health, wellbeing and equality in a world affected by HIV."

CABSA motivates and assists the Church to bring transformation in the areas of health, well-being and gender equality in a world affected by HIV.


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Constitution 2017

As there has been various changes in reach and scope of the organisation since 2010, the board decided at the strategic meeting held in 2016 that the organisation's constitution should be changed to reflect this reality.

Two things significantly influenced this: firstly, CABSA has for many years been providing services outside of southern Africa;  In addition, CABSA has also increasingly focused on sexual and gender-based violence.

 Various practical points in the constitution has also become outdated, such as the provisions around a management committee.

The board therefore adapted the constitution and formally accepted this at its meeting on the 29th of March 2017. According to the constitution, it should also be presented at the annual general meeting.

The constitution below will be presented on the 17th of May.

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In Short

The Christian AIDS Bureau for Southern Africa (CABSA)

You can view a short PowerPoint Presentation about the organisation below.

WHAT? We guide and support Christian communities in their response to HIV. CABSA wants to sensitize churches, congregations and Christians about the Aids pandemic and mobilize them to become involved and make a positive difference.

WHY? The Aids pandemic in Africa is characterised by stigma (judgement, fear, isolation), lack of knowledge and indifference (apathy and irresponsibility). The infection rate is still increasing and one in nine South Africans presently live with HIV. There are however churches with structures in every outpost of the continent. This means that a wonderful potential exists for churches and Christians to be part of the solution to this crisis. CABSA can help unlock this potential.

HOW? CABSA makes information available, creates understanding, helps congregations become involved, trains leaders, is involved in initiatives and supports processes -in order that the love of God, the hope of Christ and the support of the Holy Spirit can be experienced in word and action in the midst of the Aids pandemic.

WHERE? Our head office is in Wellington in the Western Cape and our information service (CARIS) is based in Johannesburg. CABSA works nationally and in Southern Africa, while CARIS is accessible internationally.

WHO? We presently have three fulltime and one part-time staff members. CABSA has various co-workers, including volunteers and uses contract staff for specific tasks.

WHEN? Various continuous services are offered: e.g. the webpage is available 24/7; a “Tip of the Week” is sent out on request; enquiries are responded to during office hours; information is sent out for special occasions such as World AIDS Day and AIDS Candlelight Memorial Sunday; a DVD was developed “Mense wat leef met MIV”. CABSA creates opportunities: e.g. Facilitates workshops; 5-day facilitators training.

WITH WHAT? The staff and co-workers serve churches and communities to the extent to which funds are available. CABSA is however responsible for its own funding. Sources of funding include: donations from individuals; financial support from church organisations and congregations; funding through trusts; project funding and provision of services on contract.

WHAT ELSE? For more information phone us at 021 873 0028 or 011 796 6830

or email  Lyn

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Wie en Wat is die Christen Vigsburo (CABSA). 11/05/2007

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Die Christen Vigsburo vir Suidelike Afrika te Hugenote Kollege (CABSA) is in Julie 2001 met 'n duidelike visie en missie gestig om kerke en geloofs-gemeenskappe in hulle respons op MIV en vigs te begelei deur voorsiening van inligting, sensitisering, mobilisering en die bevordering van netwerke. So word die visie van 'n versorgende Christengemeenskap wat hoop en versoening bied aan mense wat met MIV en vigs leef en direk daardeur geaffekteer word, nagestreef.

Ons is meer oortuig as ooit dat Christene en kerke 'n Godgegewe verantwoordelikheid het om die uitdagings van die vigspandemie in die oë te kyk en nie te ignoreer nie.

CABSA bestaan ter wille van mense wat met MIV en vigs leef en direk daardeur geaffekteer word. Dit is nie “hulle daar buite” nie. Dit is “ons”, want ons word almal deur MIV en vigs geraak.

Vermoëns en eienskappe

Besonderse vermoëns binne die organisasie maak van CABSA 'n unieke rolspeler op die vigsterrein. Onder ons kernbates tel die versamelde inligting wat deur databasisse beskikbaar gestel word en die "Kerke, Kanale van Hoop" program. Ons het die bewese vermoë om opleidingsprogramme te ontwikkel, komplekse inligting verstaanbaar te kommunikeer en te help om netwerke en samewerking te versterk. Ons is administratief gevestig.

CABSA ondersteun Christen gemeenskappe in hul hantering van die vigspandemie. Ons benader hierdie komplekse pandemie binne 'n Bybels-gefundeerde denkraamwerk. CABSA gee prioriteit aan talle kwessies, byvoorbeeld: afwesigheid van Christelike waardes, stilte, armoede, stigma, diskriminasie, geslagskwessies, kwesbaarheid van kinders en vroue, strategieë vir betrokkenheid in versorgingsprojekte en voorkomingstrategieë.

Die personeel word klein gehou ter wille van finansiële verpligtinge.

Waarom CABSA bestaan

Dringende probleme en behoeftes

Ten spyte daarvan dat MIV in 1981 medies bekend geraak het, woed die pandemie voort en neem dit skrikwekkende afmetings aan. Terwyl arm gemeenskappe die swaarste getref word, spring geen gemeenskap vry nie. Daarom is dit ontstellend dat in die kerke van Suider-Afrika die situasie dikwels nog die volgende is:

o MIV-positiewe persone en naasbestaandes vind dit moeilik om mense binne die kerk met hulle MIV status te vertrou omdat hulle verwerping vrees (of ervaar het);
o gemeenteleiers en lidmate is nog onkundig oor MIV en vigs en verstaan nie die problematiek daaraan verbonde nie;
o onkunde, onsensitiwiteit en onvermoë lei daartoe dat leiers óf niks doen nie óf foute maak in hulle boodskappe en optrede;
o waar daar wel effektiewe dienste of programme ontwikkel word, gebeur dit dikwels in isolasie. So bly waardevolle ondervinding en kennis onbenut in die breë Christen gemeenskap.

In plaas daarvan dat Kerke en Christen gemeenskappe 'n antwoord op die vigspandemie bied, dra hulle by tot die probleme wat die pandemie kenmerk.

Om van hierdie situasie te groei na versorgende Christen-gemeenskappe wat versoening en hoop aan MIV-geïnfekteerde en –geaffekteerde mense bedien, het kerke die volgende nodig:

o Kerkleiers wat die regte boodskappe kommunikeer en die regte voorbeeld stel;
o wetenskaplik korrekte sowel as waardegebaseerde inligting oor MIV en vigs;
o praktiese inligting oor hoe gemeentes gesensitiseer en ook gemobiliseer word.

CABSA spreek hierdie probleme en behoeftes aan

CABSA se begeleiding en ondersteuning van kerke en geloofsgroepe in hulle response op MIV en vigs fokus op die aanspreek van die probleme wat kortliks hierbo geskets is. Ons kernaktiwiteite word rondom die volgende vier doelstellings beplan:

  • Inligting voorsiening
  • Sensitisering
  • Mobilisering en
  • Netwerk skepping

Hierdeur lewer CABSA 'n bydrae daartoe dat Kerke en Christen gemeenskappe hulle God-gegewe roeping te midde van MIV en vigs sal uitleef. Deur ware sout en lig vir 'n stukkende gemeenskap te wees, sal die Koninkryk van God gedien en God verheerlik word. 

Kern aktiwiteite van CABSA

Inligting voorsiening

Algemene inligtingsdienste

o Die kantore in Wellington en Johannesburg hanteer alle navrae
o 'n Weeklikse “Bybelboodskap in hierdie tyd van MIV en vigs”
o 'n Maandelikse nuusbrief oor nuwe inligting op die webblad
o Riglyne vir Vigsherdenkingsondag en Wêreldvigsdag
o Die nuusbrief “CABSA Network” verskyn drie keer per jaar

CARIS (Christian AIDS Resource and Information Service)

CARIS is die inligtingsprojek van CABSA, met Lyn van Rooyen wat as projekbestuurder by die Fontainebleau Gemeenskapskerk in Johannesburg gebaseer is. CARIS funksioneer deur:

o 'n Plaaslike inligtingsentrum by die Johannesburgse kantoor, wat oor 'n verskeidenheid bronne oor MIV en vigs beskik

o Die ondersteuning van nuwe inligtingsentrums deur kerke of organisasies by ander sentra in Suider-Afrikao 'n Aktiewe webblad wat weekliks opdateer word.

  • 'n Databasis van MIV en vigs materiaal en publikasies
  • 'n Databasis oor Christen-spesifieke MIV en vigsprojekte
  • 'n Databasis met preke, waaronder preekwenke in Afrikaans.


Bewusmaking bly noodsaaklik

Dit is reeds 30 jaar sedert vigs as 'n terminale sindroom geïdentifiseer is. Die media berig gereeld oor die stygende infeksiekoers, maar tog ervaar CABSA steeds hoedat mense en ook gemeentes bewus gemaak moet word oor MIV en vigs en verwante kwessies. Sensitisering is gerig op die verandering van mense se houdings daaroor, veral teenoor mense wat met MIV leef of direk daardeur geraak word. Om gemeentes MIV-vriendelik en betrokke by voorkomende of versorgende programme te maak, is 'n langtermyn proses van bewusmaking en houdingsverandering.

Ondervinding wys dat die sensitisering van gemeentes slegs slaag wanneer die leierskap sensitief raak vir kwessies rondom MIV en vigs. Daarom fokus CABSA op leiers.

CABSA is opgewonde oor die vestiging van 'n Vigstaakgroep van die NG Kerk (Wes- en Suid-Kaapland) en VG Kerk (Kaapland). In samewerking met hierdie Vigstaakgroep kry CABSA die geleentheid om binne die strukture van die NG kerkfamilie betrokke te wees. Daar is al verskeie inligtingstukke op hierdie manier onwikkel en beskikbaar gestel.


Kerke, Kanale van Hoop

Die “Kerke, Kanale van Hoop” program en materiaal is deur Christo Greyling en Logy Murray ontwikkel. CABSA is die eienaar van hierdie effektiewe program om gemeentes en geloofsgroepe oor MIV en vigs te mobiliseer. Die Anglikaanse Kerk het dit reeds met vrug implimenteer, terwyl World Vision International en Operasie Mobilisasie dit na verskeie Afrikalande en ander kontinente neem.

CABSA lei fasiliteerders op tydens 'n sewe dag, indiepte opleidingsprogram. Kursusgangers verdiep hulle kennis oor die temas wat hulle tydens werkwinkels en met inligtingsessies sal aanbied. Belangrike kwessies, soos byvoorbeeld stigma, geslagsrolle, holistiese waardegebaseerde voorkomingsprogramme en betrokkenheid in versorging word bespreek. Dit geskied binne 'n Bybelgefundeerde raamwerk vir 'n Christen respons. Fasiliteerders word volgens opgestelde riglyne evalueer en ontvang omvattende fasiliteringsmateriaal.

So word fasiliteerders opgelei en bemagtig om in hulle eie gemeenskappe regdeur Suider-Afrika leiers op die vigsterrein te wees.

Mentor van opgeleide fasiliteerders

CABSA is terdeë bewus van die behoefte om fasiliteerders na hul opleiding verder te ondersteun. Hoewel ondersteuning 'n duur program is, is reeds begin om 'n mentorprogram te ontwikkel. Die eerste stappe om hierdie program te implimenteer is in 2006 geneem. Hierdie program sluit die volgende in:

o Voortgaande kommunikasie met en ondersteuning van fasiliteerders;
o Fasliteerders doen verslag aan CABSA en mag relevante inligting op die webblad publiseer;
o Geleenthede om streek verfrisser byeenkomste by te woon, word geskep.

Netwerk skepping

Formele bande deur 'n “Memorandum of Understanding” bestaan of het bestaan met die volgende:

  • Anglican Church of Southern Africa though the HIV and AIDS Office
  • Calvyn Protestantse Kerk van Suid-Afrika
  • CLF Vigstrust
  • Fontainebleau Gemeenskapkerk
  • Gekombineerde Kommissie vir Diakonaat van die NG Kerk (Wes- en Suid-Kaap) en die VG Kerk (Kaapland)
  • Kommissie vir Vrouelidmate: Wes- en Suid-Kaap
  • Morawiese Kerk
  • PRISMA (Hollandse netwerk organisasie)
  • World Vision International
Ander formele ooreenkomste
  • “Agreement to participate in the Christian HIV/AIDS Consultative Process”
  • “Agreement to cooperate with the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance”
  • “Teeming Agreement with WVSA”
  • Lid van PACANet
  • Lid van Welvisi
Verskei samewerkingsverhoudinge bestaan, byvoorbeeld met:
  • African Leadership Institute for Community Transformation (ALICT)
  • Africa Upper room Ministries
  • “Buro vir Voortgesette Teologiese Opleiding en Navorsing” (BUVTON)
  • Bybelmedia
  • Christian Medical Fellowship
  • Hospivisie
  • King Fisher Mobilisasie Sentrum
  • Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA)
  • Operation Mobilization (OM)
  • Southern Africa WCC-EHAIA
  • Strategies for Hope

Voortgesette dienslewering deur CABSA

Finansiële volhoubaarheid en bestuur

Dienslewering tot dusver is moontlik gemaak deur 'n verskeidenheid van donateurs en is 'n verhaal van hoe God voorsien het. Daar is instansies en individue wat op gereelde basis bydra en verskeie gemeentes neem jaarliks kollektes op. Hierdie bydraes word met groot waardering ontvang.

CABSA het 'n volhoubaarheidsfonds wat as reserwe vir veral salarisse dien. Projekte word geïmplimenteer in verhouding met die beskikbaarheid van fondse.

Alle transaksies word gereeld te boek gestel en noukeurig gemoniteer. Ouditering geskied jaarliks vanaf die 2002 boekjaar. Inligting word in die Jaarverslag gepubliseer.

Resente geouditeerde state is op navraag beskikbaar. Detail begrotingsinligting word aan befondsers beskikbaar gestel wat 'n substantiewe bydrae wil maak.

Versoek aan potensiële ondersteuner

Met hierdie voorlegging nooi CABSA u om as mede-befondser met CABSA in verhouding te tree. Hierdeur sal u in die sensitisering en mobilisering van kerke en geloofsgemeenskappe investeer. U sal help om opleiding beskikbaar te stel wat niemand op grond van beperkte finansies uitsluit nie. U sal betrokke wees by die toerusting en bemagtiging van kerk- en gemeenteleiers om leiding in plaaslike gemeentes en gemeenskappe op die MIV en vigsterrein te neem.

Vir CABSA sal 'n verhouding met u die voordeel inhou dat daar voortgegaan kan word met dienslewering. Omdat CABSA as nie-profyt organisasie ander dien, sal befondsing tot voordeel van die persone, kerke en geloofsgemeenskappe wat CABSA dien, strek.

U sou CABSA op enige van die volgende wyses kon ondersteun:

o Finansiële ondersteuning wat gebruik mag word vir oorhoofse kostes (bv. telefone, kantoorhuur, salarisse). Dis moeilik om befondsing vir hierdie uitgawes te kry en daarom sal enige bedrag hiervoor baie welkom wees.

o Finansiële ondersteuning wat gebruik mag word vir die instandhouding en uitbrei van ons inligtingsdiens, CARIS.

o Finansiële ondersteuning wat gebruik mag word om opleiding van fasiliteerders te subsideer. Meeste persone wat aansoek doen om opgelei te word, kan nie meer as 10% van die opleidingskoste bydra nie. (Die opleiding geskied oor sewe dae en kursusgangers word vir die volle duur gehuisves.) Normale koste wat opleiding, materiaal, huisvesting en voedsel insluit, beloop R7,000 per persoon.

o CABSA sal enige ander voorstel vir substantiewe ondersteuning met graagte bespreek.

CABSA onderneem

CABSA sal fondse deur u toegeken, aanwend vir die doel waarvoor u dit bewillig. Ons sal graag jaarliks aan u verslag doen. Geouditeerde finansiële state sal op versoek voorsien word.

Meer inligting

Kontak Lyn van Rooyen by 011 796 6830 of per epos.

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CARIS Origins

CARIS, the Christian AIDS Resource and Information Service, is a project of CABSA. CARIS aims to offer quality, reliable and accessible information and resources to empower Christian Initiatives in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Through the work of CARIS:

  • Churches and Christian organizations will have information available that would enhance their effectiveness, building on the experiences and resources of best practice models.
  • Churches and Christian organizations will have a platform to share information.
  • Churches and Christian organizations will have access to a variety of evaluated resource materials, to guide and optimise their efforts.
  • Networking around HIV and AIDS within Christian churches will be enhanced.

Funding for the first two years of the project was provided by the Anglican Church of Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Office.

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