Churches, Channels of Hope: Training of Facilitators
The purpose of this program is to equip participants with the appropriate attitudes, knowledge and skills to be channels of hope and assist faith communities in their journeys towards HIV competence.
The CABSA Churches, Channels of Hope programme also offers tools to help churches and communities respond to the needs created by HIV and AIDS. These tools include training that equips participants to run two or three day CABSA Churches, Channels of Hope workshops in their communities.
The successful participant would be:
Who should attend this programme?
The ideal candidate:
Biblical Guiding Principles
The CABSA Churches, Channels of Hope programme is grounded in the following guiding principles:
Content of programme
Theme 1: HIV and AIDS and Me:
Theme 2: HIV and AIDS -Information that empowers:
Theme 3: Living with HIV
Theme 4: Christian Response
Theme 5: Towards HIV competent faith communities
Methods of learning
A wide variety of learning methods are used that are based on the principle of experiential learning. These methods include: Group participation, Group debates and discussions, Mini lectures, Hypothetical scenarios and role plays, Demonstrations, Individual and personal activities and reflection, Group activities, Games, Pictures, DVDs, Storytelling and sharing experiences.
What will be expected from participants?
The CABSA Churches, Channels of hope programme forms an integral part of CABSA's strategy to mobilise and assist faith communities to become HIV competent. Therefore trained facilitators are expected to commit to a lifestyle that will challenge inaction, wrong information, unhealthy attitudes and stigma.
Facilitators are challenged to become channels of hope in their own communities and churches, and to actively work towards building a caring and responsible faith community.
On completion of the course, facilitators will become part of the CABSA facilitator family and will receive basic mentoring from CABSA for a minimum period of five years after the training.
Logistical details of the training
This training program is very intensive and stretches over seven days. The long hours and amount of homework and preparations requires in-house training. Training normally starts on a Monday at lunch time and finishes on Sunday at lunch time.
Ideal group size
Participants will be evaluated on the following aspects:
Assessment will be based on two facilitation sessions of each participant, three written papers and the completion of an assignment.
Each participant receives:
The Christian AIDS Bureau is a non-profit organisation that strives to make training accessible, but is constrained by the availability of funding and donations. The cost of each training is therefore negotiated individually and depends on various factors. The average amount is R7400 per person. Candidates are invited to apply for subsidies, when available.
For more information please contact Aneleh Fourie Le Roux at firstname.lastname@example.org or +27 (0)83 292 5358.