On 23rd May we completed the final Healthy Church training day of the academic year. These training days, led by highly experienced facilitators, seek to equip church leaders to more effectively address HIV and other health issues within their congregations.
In the last year we have trained over 50 leaders who engage with tens of thousands of congregants across the country. Their churches are generally migrant-led and originate in a range of Sub-Saharan African countries. We have also trained the leaders of some multiethnic churches – those in which the leadership team as well as the congregation is multiethnic.
Through the year our team have learnt an enormous amount about training in an intercultural context in which the themes of health, faith and integration interact. We will be spending the next few months completing evaluations and writing up and collating our training materials in preparation for 2015-16.
To read more about how the first half of our academic year went check out our Annual Report.
A big thank you to the Lucan Centre for hosting us over the past year. We have also worked with groups of leaders in smaller geographical areas such as the North East Inner City of Dublin where we work in partnership with Acts of Compassion Project.
Keep an eye out for announcements of our next round of training in August.