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Aids Ministry

Young people with a disability are more prone to getting HIV. Information campaigns were therefore started in 2004. Special attention is paid to children and young people with a disability, for example by making awareness material in Braille and videos with sign language.

Every month, a support group of HIV positive people meets for advice, prayer, support and medication.

Children who have become orphaned as a result of AIDS are helped with school fees and food; if necessary, a foster family will be found for them.

In 2020 we assisted 75 orphans in schools and 50 teenagers with vocational training.

We organised a youth camp with 312 teenagers of whom 175 with a disability.

Research

CBR Effata has done some research about HIV-knowledge among people with disabilities and the results of peer-education in secondary schools. More information can be found below: