Educational Workshops and Counseling Training Programs
Educational workshops in six Sub-Saharan countries Uganda, Malawi, Nigeria, Cameroon, Zambia and Zimbabwe have trained 6,500 sisters situated in locations convenient to their ministries. These workshops are coordinated by Africa Sister leaders in each country. AACSS sponsored Counseling Training Programs have educated over 150 sisters. The 150+ sisters who earned Bachelors and Master degrees in Counseling have become a great resource for their ministries and in their communities. Faith formation conferences enable the sisters to bring information, counseling, education and faith formation to the people, and break the cycle of silence and stigma surrounding HIVAIDS. The faith formation conferences engaged another 150 sisters which has led to the development of a new degree program in Transformation Education and Faith that will soon be offered.
Creating Lasting Change
AACSS-USA together with members of AACSS in Sub-Saharan Africa are striving to reduce HIV-AIDS related deaths and new infections. Such an ambitious goal requires a commitment to educate and prepare the next generation of women and men from throughout the region in order to make a long lasting impact on this pandemic.