Faith based programme aims to combat HIV/AIDS with Bible teaching


A FAITH based organisation has started a training programme on HIV/AIDS and other related social issues at the request of the Port Moresby Catholic Archdiocesan Social Apostate Centre (ASAC).
The programme is facilitated by the Papua New Guinea Christian Leaders Alliance on HIV/AIDS (PNGCLAHA).
The team was formed to combat the disease with a new approach – incorporating the Bible. It conducts awareness programmes in the National Capital District and the surrounding villages, complementing the church’s women and youth programmes.
PNGCLAHA national coordinator Ps Kasi Tau said the Bible-based prevention and behavioural change could transform individuals to contribute meaningfully to the development of the country.
“We will make sure that we do our part in teaching and training on the Gospel in schools and other organisations because the power of the Holy Spirit which can revive and transform our nation to experience freedom from all corruption.”
Tau said in the training, participants learnt about PNGCLAHA’s new approach of combating HIV/AIDS in church and government partnership under the theme “Your body is special”. He said the body was the temple of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God would go to every street, every home and every individual.
ASAC trainer Sr Crystiliza Celestial thanked PNGCLAHA for supporting the trainers and contributing to students to be aware of HIV/AIDS and other situations in the country.
All participants will be given certificates after completing their ASAC skills training on cooking, baking, tailoring and sewing within several weeks.
Schools, institutions and organisations who want to learn this Christian life skills programmes for prevention and behavioural change can contact the PNGLAHA secretariat task team on phone 340 0770 or email:

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