One of the key initiatives that have been part
of our Diocesan life is the Diocesan Coordinating
AIDS Committee (DACC) which now falls under
the oversight of HABSR. Through its leadership
and the provision of funding, made possible
through the generosity of benefactors, it has
been possible for many years now to employ full-time
staff, including Deacons Lynne Coull, Marlene
Rodda and Mrs Florence Ngobese in support of
the comprehensive HIUV/AIDS Training and Support
Programme that is run through the Diocese. Recently,
through external funding, Ms Sizakele Shongwe
has been appointed to specifically assist in
working with Orphans and Vulnerable Children.
In each of the Archdeaconries, which are clustered
into regions, HIV/AIDS Counselling Training
has been conducted for both clergy and laity.
Those attending this training have been issued
with certificates, in recognition of this achievement.
Ongoing meetings are also held in the Archdeaconry
Regions to encourage and support those now involved
in counselling people affected and infected