This program is based on the parable in the Bible told by Jesus about the good Samaritan and it is to reach out to the people who have been infected with HIV/AIDS.
It is a project that has touched the lives of many in our nation hence bringing Home to many. Testimonies are endless if told including couples reconciling to their partners. Those are touching moments to the project cordinators.
Good Samaritan Youth Dialogue: Through a 3 days sensitisation workshops targeting youths in six selected national Universities and the youth in higher institutions of learning. They will be equipped with Christian values and skills to avoid risky behaviours that may cause HIV infection. We shall use both the Good Samaritan manual and Take-charge materials. Main focus will be on gender and sexual education. The teaching will boost self esteem, self-respect and creating healthy relationship not based on financial gain, which several studies have shown are the main reasons behind engaging in pre-marital sex relations.
Sensitisation meetings for Couples Training seminars
Preparatory sensitisation meetings have taken place in the central and eastern regions to introduce the new component of marriage training. These gathering had two aims; to identify the current situation and needs for intervention, and to prepare stakeholders and partners for the new marriage module. The discussions helped people to understand better the current situation of marriages in their own communities and the expectations and gaps to be addressed.
- 3. Good Samaritan married couples seminars
A new component for married couples has been run as Pilot project in selected areas where the Good Samaritan program already has been used. This is a direct response to the increasing rates of HIV infection among the married and cohabiting partners. The marriage module is based on Uganda’s multisectoral approach in tackling HIV and AIDS through the “be faithful” strategy in partnership with family church groups such as mothers and fathers’ unions. Pilot activities have taken place in Rakai, Kyotera, Iganga, Kamuli, Kayunga, Kumi, Ngora, Bukedea, Tubur, Amuria, Soroti, Serere, Kaberamaido, Masindi, and Hoima.
Special Thanks to our Donors who have kept this project going for to bring hope in lives of many.