Zandspruit Churches Channels of Hope Facilitator Training June 2014
Last July a team of six CABSA trainers had the privilege of training 25 participants in the Churches Channels of Hope material. The participants were hand selected by CABSA with the intent of investing in a group of local leaders from the same community. By doing this, the newly trained facilitators would have the opportunity to work together and have greater influence and impact in their community regarding HIV and AIDS issues.
Of the 25 participants, three were from the same ministry in Kenya, Churches of Grace. They returned to Kenya to join three other Churches Channels of Hope (CCOH) facilitators that were trained in June 2014. This is something to celebrate! Another 20 participants were living and/or working in the Zandspruit informal settlement outside Johannesburg. Zandspruit has a population of about 80,000 people living in a very small geographic area. Despite the many challenges facing this community, the 20 CCOH participants from Zandspruit want to make a difference in their community.