HIV/AIDS (Good Samaritan) Project
The Good Samaritan Programme was established in 2007 as a response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The programme is mainly involved with provision of material and methodological help to Churches and church related organizations. The programme has been able to reach a good number of people from all walks of life through different types of workshops. Some of the people who have been reached have become key players in disseminating Good Samaritan information to others. Church partners use the Good Samaritan materials to start HIV/AIDS projects within their ministries. BST has found the IEC (Information, Education and Communication) strategy very effective in reaching diverse audiences. The programme focused in Lake Zone and Central zone, and in 2008 Southern and Western zone. Currently the program has seized in most parts of the country because of lack of funding. However it will continue in the regions of Kagera and Mbeya, due to possibility of funding in 2018.
The programme supplements the efforts of government and other agencies in combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Through workshops and various fora the programme has reached 9,796 and reached a total of 45,201 through various IEC materials. The programme has caused a number of people to start attending church.
TAARIFA YA MPANGO WA MSAMARIA MWEMA – MBARALI NA NGARA, KWA MWAKA 2019