HIV/AIDS PANDEMIC IN THE CHURCH.
HIV/AIDS pandemic has left many homes with severe hardship and anguish. In the
church, it is more disheartening, shameful and viewed with disdain since the HIV/AIDS mode of transmission is generally attributed
to sexual promiscuity. This sinful exploit is an abominable sin before God and never tolerated in the Christian community.
From research, it has been confirmed that there are clergymen, choristers, church
leaders who are infected with the deadly virus and as a cover-up have lost their faith, or are highly stigmatized by members.
Other members who are infected are not left out.
National Statistical Data proves that youths between the ages of 12 & 25 years
record the highest group infected by this virus. However, these age groups comprise bulk of the workforce of the church and
are the most active in accomplishing evangelistic objectives.
Given the conviction that INTEGRITY is a critical attribute "UNITED CHRISTIAN ACTION
FOR HEALTH" has therefore been designed to capture the biblical approaches in leadership towards attitudinal and behavioral
change as an effective and efficient technique in the war against HIV/AIDS with special emphasis on Christian Teenage groups
and Christian Youth Leaders.
UCAH PROJECT MISSION
To empower, inspire and build a new generation of Christian leaders for onward
crusade against HIV/AIDS.
UCAH PROJECT OBJECTIVES
1. To Equip Christian Teenagers and Youths with the necessary life skills to make
informed decisions about their lives and health.
2. To Create a community of Christian Teenagers and Youths committed to supporting
one another in achieving their goals.
To Provide Teenagers and Youths with the knowledge and tools needed to impact the society on life and leadership
skills as well as the dangers of HIV/AIDS in a creative manner.
Participants of The United Christian Action for Health will benefit
a great deal in this training Workshop specifically designed to challenge the mindset, and increase their capacity for impact.
This programme target Teenagers / Youths b/w the ages of 12 & 25 who:
1. Possess a genuine passion to learn and enhance their leadership skills
2. Have respect for Health and their Future.
3. Desire to become Role Model.
project will be of immense benefit to the followings:
A. PARTICIPANTS: equip the participants with the necessary life and leadership skills
that will enable them to make informed decisions about their lives and their health. Outstanding participants will take home
prices and other valuable materials
B. CORPORATE-BODIES: This is a two years project, this means two years strategic marketing
partnership in the areas of PUBLICITY, ADVERTISEMENT, PROMOTION, CORPORATE IMAGING etc.
C. SOCIETY: this means hope of Christian Leaders of today and tomorrow
D. CHURCHES: Opening a unique and distinctive approach towards social evangelism/campaign against Sexually
Transmitted Disease and HIV/AIDS with biblical injunctions on abstinence, chastity and holiness.
SCHEDULE AND STRATEGIES:
achieve the Aim and Objectives of this project, periodic work activities has been designed to include SHORT-RUN; MEDIUM-RANGE
& LONG-RANGE activities. These are: (i) Pre-take-off (ii) Take-off (iii) Rounding & Closing of project.
activities except the pre-take-off only covers for 5 months per each state
Research on training schedule
Meeting with Pastors and Christian Youth leaders/Teenage
Selection of participants & Registration
Arrangement for workshop venue & Getting training
Designing training syllabus etc.
Training proper according to syllabus & time
ROUNDING/CLOSING OF PROJECT
Arrangement for closing
- The unique nature of man
Strategic importance of youth
The science of goal setting
The principles of association and assimilation
Friendship and Relationship
Values of strategic partnership
Ethics and moral
Leadership for change
Knowing our generation
The secret of the truth about HIV/AIDS
Networking and team building