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Creative Methods | Good Will | Evaluations 1  2  3

 

 

Creative Methods

“Creative Methods of HIV and AIDS Education,” began as a pilot program in the Central region of Malawi through the Nkhoma Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian in 2006 and 2007.

 

It is a weeklong course based on lessons in the books Through the Heart: Creative Methods of HIV and AIDS Education. (Wezeman, Phyllis Vos. Leeds, MA: LeaderResources, 2011) and Creating Compassion: Activities for Understanding HIV/AIDS (Wezeman, Phyllis Vos. Cleveland, OH: United Church Press, 1994.).

 

In 2008, six one-week courses were offered for 279 members of 81 congregations.

Malawi Matters Inc. incorporated in May 2008 and formed a Board of Directors in September 2008. We received our 501(c)(3) IRS status in December 2009.

In 2009, evaluation sessions were held with eleven former students.

In 2011, 492 key leaders -- Chilangiza Counselors for boys and for girls, Church Clerks, Church Ministers and their Wives, Head teachers of Primary & Secondary Schools, HIV & AIDS Committee Chairs, Home-based Care Chairs, Men's & Women's Guild Chairs, Sunday School Superintendents, and Youth Club leaders from 43 C.C.A.P. Nkhoma Synod congregations in Kongwe, Malembo, Mvera, and Nkhoma Presbyteries each received five days of training to become Certified Instructors of "Creative Methods of HIV & AIDS Education" and each church developed an action plan to implement with its constituent groups. Please view our 2011 Annual Report.


In 2012, 613 leaders from 59 congregations in Chilanga, Dzenza, Lilongwe, Mlanda, Mphunzi, and Thumba were trained. Please view our 2012 Annual Report.


In 2013, 524 leaders from 53 congregations in Chileka, Chinthembwe, Kanjiwa, Malingunde, Mchinji, and Mpondo Presbyteries were trained.


In several of Nkhoma Synod’s 16 Presbyteries, HIV and AIDS representatives have been mentored into leadership positions to continue working with churches and communities in their region.






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An estimated 1,000,000 adults in Malawi are living with HIV or AIDS