“I’ve never participated in a workshop like this before. The participants opened up and shared about private issues which cannot even be put in paper.” This was how an Anglican priest, Rev Emmanuel Nzaka, described a CALLED TO CARE training workshop organised by the Catholic Archdiocese in Mombasa, Kenya.
“The entire two-day workshop was interactive. Every participant had the chance to talk and share their life experiences. There was more talking than writing,” said Sr Salome Kamene, HIV programme manager of the Archdiocese.
In her report on the workshop (please click on the report link below), Sr Salome describes how the participants used Sasa Tunzungumze, the Swahili edition of CALLED TO CARE workbook no. 3, Time to Talk: a guide to family life in the age of AIDS, as the basis for an intense, two-day training workshop on sex and family life in the context of the HIV epidemic.
The workshop brought together 12 leaders of local HIV support groups and two clergy. There were equal numbers of men and women. Each participant was given a copy of the training manual.
At the end of the workshop the HIV support group leaders agreed to sensitise other members of their groups about the need to talk and share freely with their marital partners, and to make their marriages true partnerships. The two church leaders decided to share what they had learned through the workshop with their congregations.
See ... Time to Talk